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Birtwistle, Thomas (1833–1912), trade unionist and factory inspector, was born at Great Harwood, Lancashire, on 16 October 1833, the son of Jonathan Birtwistle, a calico printer, and Ann Birtwistle, a hand-loom weaver. Put to the hand-loom at the age of six, he became a power-loom weaver when he was fourteen and married a fellow weaver, ...

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Margaret Grace Bondfield (1873–1953) by Bassano, 1922 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bondfield, Margaret Grace (1873–1953), trade unionist, campaigner for women's interests, and politician, was born on 17 March 1873 at Chard, Somerset, the tenth of eleven children and third of four daughters of William Bondfield (1814–1901), foreman laceworker, and his wife, Anne Taylor (1827?–1911)...

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Bulley [married name Brooke], (Agnes) Amy (1852–1939), promoter of women's education and women's trade unionism, was born on 20 April 1852 at Liscard, New Brighton, Cheshire, one of four sons and ten daughters of Samuel Marshall Bulley (1811–1880), cotton broker, and Mary Rachel Bulley, ...

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Cook [née Graves], Cecily Mary (1889/90–1962), trade unionist and suffrage campaigner, daughter of Alfred Graves, was probably born in London, but little else is known about her early life. She married Herbert G. N. Cook, a secretary, on 6 November 1909. The couple's only child, a son, died at about the age of nineteen. Following ...

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Froud, Ethel Elizabeth (1880–1941), feminist and trade unionist, was born on 11 April 1880 at The Willows, Loose, Maidstone, Kent, the daughter of George Christopher Froud, a butcher, and his wife, Frances Danells. Nothing is known of her education before she became a class teacher in the ...

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Hopkins, Charles Plomer (1861–1922), founder of missions to seamen and trade unionist, was born on 7 March 1861 in Brewster, Massachusetts, USA, the son of an American master mariner employed for many years as a river pilot in Burma, and an English mother, ...

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McCormack [née Murphy], Inez Jane Mary (1943–2013), trade unionist and human rights campaigner, was born on 28 September 1943 at 11 Lower Crescent, Belfast, the daughter of Francis Cecil Murphy, a self-employed printer, and his wife, Margaret, née Sterritt, a nurse. She had an older brother, ...

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Inez Jane Mary McCormack (1943–2013) by Brian Thompson, 2010 © Brian Thompson / Press Eye

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Trevellick, Richard F. (1830–1895), trade unionist and campaigner for social reform, was born on 2 May 1830 to a humble farming family on St Mary's, in the Isles of Scilly. Very little is known of his parents, though his mother was reputed to have had aristocratic ancestors. He had three brothers and a sister. ...

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Tuckwell, Gertrude Mary (1861–1951), trade unionist and social reformer, was born on 25 April 1861 in Oxford, the second daughter of the Revd William Tuckwell (1829–1919) and his wife, Rosa (b. 1829/30), daughter of Captain Henry Strong of the East India Company...

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Gertrude Mary Tuckwell (1861–1951) by Lafayette, 1930 © National Portrait Gallery, London