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Leach, Bernard Howell (1887–1979), potter and writer, was born on 5 January 1887 in Hong Kong, the only child of Andrew John Leach (1852–1904), barrister and puisne judge, and his wife, Eleanor (known as Nellie; 1862–1887), daughter of Hamilton Sharp of Manchester, headmaster, and his wife....


Bernard Howell Leach (1887–1979) self-portrait, 1914 © National Portrait Gallery, London


Whall, Christopher Whitworth (1849–1924), stained-glass artist and craftsman, was born on 16 April 1849 at the rectory, Thurning, Huntingdonshire, the third of eight children of the Revd William Whall (1808–1874), rector of Thurning-cum-Little Gidding, and his wife, Mary Elizabeth, née Boultbee (1817–1891). Christopher Whall's...