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date: 13 November 2019

Herring, Georgelocked

  • Charles Welch
  • , revised by Carl Chinn


Herring, George (1832–1906), businessman and philanthropist, was born in Clerkenwell, London, the son of William Herring. He is said to have begun his career as a carver in a boiled-beef shop on Ludgate Hill, though this has been disputed. By saving money and judicious betting on horse races he soon built up his income. He then established himself as a turf commission agent, gradually increasing his business. In 1855 he was an important witness against ...

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