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John Ashley, Baron Ashley of Stoke (1922–2012) by Nick Sinclair, 1992 © Nick Sinclair

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Ashley, John [Jack], Baron Ashley of Stoke (1922–2012), politician, was born on 6 December 1922 at 34 Wellington Street, Widnes, Lancashire, the son of John Ashley (d. 1927), a labourer in a chemical works, and a devout Catholic, and his wife, Isabella, ...

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Alfred Morris, Baron Morris of Manchester (1928–2012) by Bassano Ltd, 1965 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Morris, Alfred, Baron Morris of Manchester (1928–2012), politician and campaigner for disability rights, was born at 34 Grace Street, Manchester, on 23 March 1928, one of eight children (and the youngest of six boys) of George Henry Morris (1891–1935), coachpainter and sign writer, and his wife, ...