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Enid Margaret Appiah (1921–2006) by Terry Fincher, 1955 Getty Images

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Appiah [née Cripps], Enid Margaret [Peggy] (1921–2006), anthologist and charity worker, was born on 21 May 1921 at Filkins, Gloucestershire, the youngest child in the family of three daughters and one son of Sir (Richard) Stafford Cripps (1889–1952), barrister and politician, and his wife, ...

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Bark, Evelyn Elizabeth Patricia (1900–1993), charity worker, was born on 26 December 1900 at 18 Selwyn Road, Plaistow, West Ham, the first of four children of Frederick William Bark, commercial clerk, and his wife, Nellie Hephzibah, née Layton. Following an early childhood accident she was an invalid and educated at home until she regained mobility in her teens. She had a flair for languages, acquiring fluency in Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, French, and German. With verbatim speed shorthand also, she took employment with the ...

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See Bramall, Sir (Ernest) Ashley

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Brookes [née Emmerton], Dame Mabel Balcombe (1890–1975), socialite and charity worker, was born on 15 June 1890 at Raveloe, South Yarra, Melbourne, Australia, the only child of Harry Emmerton (1845–1927), an English born solicitor, and his wife, Alice Mabel Maude (1865–1923), a daughter of ...

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Browne, John Francis Archibald, sixth Baron Kilmaine (1902–1978), trust administrator, was born in Dublin on 22 September 1902, the eldest of three children and elder son of John Edward Deane Browne, fifth Baron Kilmaine (1878–1946), an Irish representative peer, and his wife, Lady Aline Kennedy (...

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Dame Anne Margaret Bryans (1909–2004) by Walter Bird, 1961 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bryans [née Gilmour], Dame Anne Margaret (1909–2004), charity worker and hospital governor, was born at 9 Atholl Crescent, Edinburgh, on 29 October 1909, the elder child of Sir John Gilmour of Lundin and Montrave, second baronet (1876–1940), politician, and his first wife, ...

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Castle, Roy (1932–1994), entertainer and charity campaigner, was born on 31 August 1932 in Holme Valley Memorial Hospital, Holmfirth, West Riding of Yorkshire, the only child of Hubert Castle, an insurance agent, and his wife, Eliza Alice Swallow, a mill worker. His childhood was spent in ...

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See Clarke, William John Turner

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Clarke, Raymond Thurston (1925–2010), charity worker and public servant, was born on 15 February 1925 at 9 Richardson Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, the son of William Bincham Clarke (1886/7–1963), gardener and groundsman, and his wife, Mabel Elsie, née Mankelow (1893–1969). He was educated at the ...

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Sir (Benn) Jack Brunel Cohen (1886–1965) by Bassano, 1948 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Cohen, Sir (Benn) Jack Brunel (1886–1965), campaigner for former servicemen, was born at Ethelstone, Alexandra Drive, Toxteth Park, Liverpool, on 5 October 1886, the sixth son of nine children (one of whom did not survive infancy) of Louis Samuel Cohen (1844/5–1922) and his wife, ...

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Dame Isobel Cripps, Lady Cripps (1891–1979) by unknown photographer, 1949 [The Cripps: and Sir Stafford Cripps (1912-1993)] © Popperfoto

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Cripps [née Swithinbank], Dame Isobel, Lady Cripps (1891–1979), overseas aid organizer, was born at Denham, Buckinghamshire, on 25 January 1891, the second daughter and youngest of three children of Commander Harold William Swithinbank (1858–1928), landowner, of Denham Court, and his wife, Amy...

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Henry Croft (1861–1930) by unknown artist, c.1930 © Mary Evans Picture Library

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Croft, Henry [called the Original Pearly King] (1861–1930), road sweeper and founder of the pearly tradition, was born on 24 May 1861 at St Pancras workhouse, 4 King's Road (later St Pancras Way), Somers Town, London, the son of Henry Croft (1828/9–1871?)...

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See Dunnico, Sir (James) Herbert

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Ekarte, George Daniel [known as Daniels Ekarte] (1896/7–1964), minister and community worker, was born in west Africa, possibly in the Calabar region of Nigeria. His early years were spent at mission stations run by Free Church of Scotland missionaries. Impressed by what he had heard of the glories of the ‘mother country’, he obtained a seaman's certificate (which named him simply ...

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Fisher [née Smiles; other married name Ford], Patricia, Lady Fisher (1921–1995), politician and charity worker, was born on 5 April 1921, the only child of Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Walter Dorling Smiles (1883–1953) of Portavo Point, Donaghadee, co. Down, politician, and his wife, Margaret, ...