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Cooper, Thomas Thornville (1839–1878), traveller and promoter of trade, the eighth son of John Ibbetson Cooper, coal fitter and shipowner, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Douglas, was born on 13 September 1839, at Bishopwearmouth, co. Durham. He was educated at the Grange School, Bishopwearmouth...

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Ingrams [née Shortt], Doreen Constance (1906–1997), actress and traveller, was born on 24 January 1906 at 70 Onslow Gardens, Kensington, London, the youngest daughter of Edward Shortt (1862–1935), a lawyer and politician, and his wife, Isabella Stewart, née Scott. She grew up in ...

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(Donald) Alan Whicker (1921–2013) by Terry O'Neill, c.1985 © Getty Images

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Whicker, (Donald) Alan (1921–2013), journalist and broadcaster, was born on 2 August 1921 in Cairo, the only son of Henry Charles Whicker (1880–1923), an officer in the Denbighshire hussars during the First World War, and his wife, Annie Jane (Nancie), née Cross (1883–1948)...