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Grieve, Sir Robert (1910–1995), town planner and public servant, was born on 11 December 1910 at 61 Springbank Street, Glasgow, the son of Peter Paxton Grieve (1886–1960), soldier, and his wife, Catherine, née Boyle (1886–1950). His greatest influences were his mother ('a caged tigress'...

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Osborn, Sir Frederic James (1885–1978), town planner and writer, was born on 26 May 1885 in Kennington, London, the eldest in the family of the two sons and one daughter of Thomas Frederick Osborn (d. 1913), mercantile clerk of Kennington, and his wife, ...

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Unwin, Sir Raymond (1863–1940), engineer, architect, and town planner, was the younger son of William Unwin (1827–1900) and his wife, Elizabeth Sully, of a family from Bridgwater, Somerset, with shipping interests in the Welsh coal trade. His father had inherited a tannery at ...

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Sir Raymond Unwin (1863–1940) by George Charles Beresford, 1922 © National Portrait Gallery, London