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Sir Rhodes Boyson (1925–2012) by Aubrey Hart, 1975 © Getty Images

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Boyson, Sir Rhodes (1925–2012), headteacher and politician, was born at 18 Hoyle Street, Haslingden, Lancashire, on 11 May 1925, the son of William Boyson (1885–1973), cotton spinner, and his wife, Bertha, née Barnes (1886–1978). Boyson's father served as an alderman on the local council, representing the ...

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Essame, Enid Mary [Emma] (1906–1999), headmistress, was born on 5 December 1906 at 10 Carlton Road, Sheffield, the second daughter of Oliver Essame (1874–1959), railway clerk, and his wife, Kate Chandler (1872–1955). Two younger brothers, Edgar and Gerald, completed the family. She grew up in a middle-class family with a love of literature and the arts and with the expectation that both the girls as well as the boys should receive a good education. The family moved to ...

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Lucy Mary Silcox (1862–1947) by Sir Stanley Spencer, 1925 © The Estate of Stanley Spencer 2010. All rights reserved DACS; private collection

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Silcox, Lucy Mary (1862–1947), headmistress and feminist, was born on 11 July 1862 at Warminster, Wiltshire, the eldest of four daughters of the Revd John Wesley Silcox, Methodist minister, and his wife, Betsy, née Parkinson. She was educated at Chelsea High School for Girls...