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Harrison, Agatha Mary (1885–1954), industrial welfare reformer and unofficial diplomat, was born on 23 January 1885 at Sandhurst in Berkshire, the youngest daughter of Charles Harrison, a Methodist minister, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Tilt. She was educated at Jersey Ladies' College and at ...

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Richard Oastler (1789–1861) by James Posselwhite (after B. Garside) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Oastler, Richard (1789–1861), factory reformer, was born on 20 December 1789 in St Peter's Square, Leeds, the eighth and last child of Robert Oastler (1748–1820), a local linen merchant, and his wife, Sarah Scurr (d. 1828). Of his mother's family little is known save that they were devout and respected middle-class folk who had been established in ...

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Rank, Joseph (1854–1943), flour miller and philanthropist, was born at Holderness Road in Hull on 28 March 1854, the second of four sons (the eldest died in infancy) of James Rank (1829–1874), miller, and his first wife, Mary Ann (d. 1858), daughter of ...

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Trevellick, Richard F. (1830–1895), trade unionist and campaigner for social reform, was born on 2 May 1830 to a humble farming family on St Mary's, in the Isles of Scilly. Very little is known of his parents, though his mother was reputed to have had aristocratic ancestors. He had three brothers and a sister. ...

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