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Blease, (Walter) Lyon (1884–1963), barrister and civic activist, was born on 30 May 1884 at 5 Beech Street, Fairfield, Liverpool, the second son and second of three children of Walter Blease (c.1853–1940), chartered accountant, and his wife, Mary Cecilia (d...

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Haw, Brian William (1949–2011), anti-war campaigner, was born on 7 January 1949 in Wanstead Hospital, east London, the son of Robert William Haw (1925–1964), railway clerk, and his wife, Iris Marie, née Hall. At the time of his birth registration his parents lived at ...

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Brian William Haw (1949–2011) by Alisdair Macdonald, 2004 © Alisdair Macdonald / Rex Features

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May, Henry John (1867–1939), co-operative movement activist and internationalist, was born on 16 July 1867 at 98 Villas Road, Plumstead, Kent, the son of Henry May, painter, and his wife, Mary Jane (née Kimber). After an elementary education he joined the Royal Arsenal Co-operative Society (RACS)...

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Hodgson Pratt (1824–1907) by Felix Moscheles, 1891 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Pratt, Hodgson (1824–1907), peace campaigner and co-operative movement activist, born at Bath on 10 January 1824, was the eldest of five sons of Samuel Peace Pratt and his wife, Susanna Martha Hodgson (d. 1875). After education at East India College, Haileybury, where he won a prize for an English essay in his first term, he matriculated at ...

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Smythe, Clifford Anthony [Tony] (1938–2004), political campaigner, was born on 2 August 1938 at Upper Heath, Hampstead, London, the son of Clifford John Smythe, a newspaper advertising clerk, of 32 Laleham Avenue, Mill Hill, London, and his wife, Florence May, née Howarth. He was educated at ...