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Holmes, Davidlocked

  • Duncan Bythell


Holmes, David (1843–1906), trade unionist, was born on 16 November 1843 at Nelson Street, Manchester, the illegitimate son of Mary Holmes, a hand-loom weaver. His mother came from north-east Lancashire, and Holmes was weaving by the time he was eight. At the age of ten he absconded to live with an uncle in ...

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