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Sir Frank Cooper (1922–2002) by unknown photographer, 1978 Universal Pictorial Press

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Cooper, Sir Frank (1922–2002), civil servant, was born on 2 December 1922 at 44 Fairfield Square, Droylsden, Manchester, the only son and younger child of Valentine Holland Cooper (1885–1942), commercial traveller, and later an area manager for Joseph Terry & Sons Ltd, the chocolate making firm, and his wife, ...

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Cooper, Joan Davies (1914–1999), social worker and civil servant, was born on 12 August 1914 at 38 Fairfield Square, Droylsden, Manchester, the only daughter and elder child of Valentine Holland Cooper (1885–1942), area manager, and Louisa Wynnefred Gardner (1885–1977), teacher. Her brother was ...

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Watson [née Wall], Edith Mary (1888–1966), suffragist and police officer, was born on 6 November 1888, in the infirmary, Hackney union workhouse, the illegitimate daughter of Martha Wall, a domestic servant. With her mother and stepfamily, Edith lived in Marylebone, helping with her mother's sweated labour, sewing buttons on shirts. She was educated at ...

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Sir Lawrence Walter William Weaver (1876–1930) by Walter Stoneman, 1920 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Weaver, Sir Lawrence Walter William (1876–1930), civil servant and architectural writer, was born at Clifton, Bristol, on 2 July 1876, the only child of Walter Weaver and his wife, Frances Mary Taylor. Brought up at Clifton by his mother, he was educated at ...