Bairstow, Sir Edward Cuthbert (1874–1946), musician, was born in Huddersfield on 22 August 1874, the eldest child and only son of James Oates Bairstow, wholesale clothier, and his wife, Elizabeth Adeline, née Watson. His father had a tenor voice and was a member of the ...
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Baldick, Robert André Édouard (1927–1972), French scholar and translator, was born on 9 November 1927 at 69 Heaton Road, Paddock, Huddersfield, Yorkshire, the only son of George Sidney Baldick, schoolmaster, and his French wife, Marie Octavie Angéla, née Marielle. He was educated at ...
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Batley, Lawrence (1911–2002), businessman, was born on 15 February 1911 at 37 Bland Street, Lockwood, Huddersfield, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, the elder son of John Arthur Batley, iron moulder, and his wife, Beatrice, née Fawley, weaver. Although he passed the entrance examination for ...
Brierly, James Leslie (1881–1955), international lawyer, was born in Huddersfield on 9 September 1881, the eldest son of Sydney Herbert Brierly, woollen manufacturer, and his wife, Emily Sykes. He was educated at Charterhouse; then as a scholar of Brasenose College, Oxford, where he gained a first in classical moderations (1902), a second in ...
Broadbent, Sir William Henry, first baronet (1835–1907), physician, was born at Lindley, near Huddersfield, Yorkshire, on 23 January 1835, the eldest surviving of the seven children of John Broadbent (1796–1880), woollen manufacturer and Wesleyan Sunday school superintendent, and his wife, Esther, née Butterworth (...
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Brook, Benjamin (1776–1848), Independent minister and historian, was born at Nether Thong, near Huddersfield. As a youth he joined the Independent church at Holmfield, under the pastoral care of the Revd Robert Gallond. In 1797 he entered Rotherham Independent college as a student for the ministry. In 1801 he became the first pastor of the Congregational church at ...
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Brook, Charles (1814–1872), cotton spinner and philanthropist, was born on 18 November 1814, in Upperhead Row, Huddersfield, the son of James Brook, of the large banking and cotton-spinning firm of Jonas Brook Brothers, at Meltham, and his wife, Jane. Charles Brook lived with his parents, who in 1831 moved to ...
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Brown, Sir David (1904–1993), industrialist, was born on 10 May 1904 at 8 Princess Street, Huddersfield, Yorkshire, the younger son of Francis (Frank) Edwin Brown (d. 1941), joint managing director of David Brown & Sons, gear manufacturers, of Huddersfield, and his wife, ...
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Clough, Charles Thomas (1852–1916), geologist, was born in Huddersfield on 23 December 1852, the third of four sons and fifth of six children of Thomas William Clough, solicitor and later an alderman, of South Parade, Huddersfield, and his wife, Amelia Jane, daughter of ...