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Baines, Sir George Grenfell- (1908–2003), architect and town planner, was born George Grenfell Baines on 30 April 1908 at 11 Cecilia Street, Preston, the elder son (there were no daughters) of Ernest Charles Baines (1882–1950), railway clerk, and his wife, Sarah Elizabeth, née...

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Baker, Laurence Wilfred [Laurie] (1917–2007), architect in India, was born on 2 March 1917 at 6 Kings Road, Erdington, Birmingham, the third son and youngest of four children of Charles Frederick Baker, a clerk at the local gasworks, and later chief accountant of ...

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Coates, Wells Wintemute (1895–1958), architect and industrial designer, was born on 17 December 1895 in Tokyo, Japan, the eldest of the six children of the Revd Dr Harper Havelock Coates (1865–1934), Canadian-born Methodist medical missionary and professor of philosophy and comparative religion at the ...

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Sir (William) Alfred Gelder (1855–1941) by John Henry Frederick Bacon, 1904 Hull and East Riding Museum / Bridgeman Art Library

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Gelder, Sir (William) Alfred (1855–1941), architect and politician, was born on 12 May 1855 at North Cave, East Riding of Yorkshire, the son of William Gelder (1820–1892), joiner, builder, and timber merchant, and his wife, Mary Jane, née Jackson (1816/17–1895). He was educated at a private school at ...

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Pilkington, Frederick Thomas (1832–1898), architect, was born in Stamford, Lincolnshire, the elder son of Thomas Pilkington (b. c.1799), a Methodist architect and brickmaker, and his wife, Jane Butterworth. He trained with his father, but spent one year (c.1853) in ...

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Poulson, John Garlick Llewellyn (1910–1993), architect and criminal, was born on 14 April 1910 at Hill Top, Knottingley, near Pontefract, Yorkshire, the elder of the two sons of Charles Ernest Austrick Poulson, an earthenware manufacturer and lay Methodist preacher, and his wife, Sarah Garlick...