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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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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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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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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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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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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, ...

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Golden, Lewis Bernard (1878–1954), charity administrator, was born on 20 September 1878 in Saratov, Russia. His parents, who were English, owned a meat processing factory in St Petersburg; his father was probably the John Golden who in 1892 was engineer of the Saratov waterworks...

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Haywood, Sir Harold (1923–2010), youth worker and charity administrator, was born on 30 September 1923 at The Finsbury Nursing Home, Shobnall Street, Burton upon Trent, the only son and eldest of three children of Harold Haywood (1903–1988) and his wife, Lilian Mary, née...

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Emily Hobhouse (1860–1926) by H. Walter Barnett, c. 1902 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hobhouse, Emily (1860–1926), social activist and charity worker, was born on 9 April 1860 at St Ive, in Cornwall, the fifth of the six surviving children of Reginald Hobhouse (d. 1895), archdeacon of Bodmin, Cornwall, and his wife, Caroline (d. 1880)...

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Hobman, David Burton (1927–2003), social reformer and charity director, was born on 8 June 1927 at 14 Walton Place, Chelsea, London, into a freethinking intellectual family. His father, Joseph Burton Hobman (1872–1953), was a journalist who at one time edited the Westminster Gazette...

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Jones, Enid Wyn [née Enid Williams] (1909–1967), religious and social worker, was born in Wrexham, Denbighshire, on 17 January 1909, the only daughter of Dr David Llewelyn Williams (1870–1947), medical officer of health for Wrexham, and his wife, Margaret (née Price...