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Charles Booth (1840–1916) by George Frederic Watts, c. 1901 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Booth, Charles (1840–1916), shipowner and social investigator, was born on 30 March 1840 at 27 Bedford North Street, Liverpool. He was the third son of Charles Booth (1799–1860), a prosperous corn merchant, and his first wife, Emily Fletcher (1803–1853). Both his parents were Unitarians, and had wide connections among the commercial, dissenting, and philanthropic ‘aristocracy’ of ...

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Conrad, Joseph [formerly Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski] (1857–1924), master mariner and author, was born on 3 December 1857 at Berdyczów in Ukraine.

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Dash, Jack O'Brien (1907–1989), political activist and unofficial dockers' leader, was born on 23 April 1907 in Southwark, south London, the youngest of four sons of Joseph Thomas Dash, a stagehand, and his wife, Rose Gertrude Johns, an actor. According to Dash's own account, his upbringing was one of great material hardship. His mother died of tuberculosis when he was seven and his father, who then had an even greater struggle to support the family, also died of a lung complaint a few years later. After an elementary schooling, his skill at drawing led to a trial period with an engraving firm, but pressure to take home a better wage resulted in a series of menial jobs, starting in a ...

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Firbank, Joseph (1819–1886), railway contractor, was born at Bishop Auckland on the south-western edge of the north-east coalfield, the son of Ralph Firbank (1788–1866), a Durham miner, and his wife, Barbara, née Thompson (1790–1874). At the age of seven he was sent to work in a colliery, and attended a night school. In 1833 he obtained employment on the permanent way, and in 1841 secured a sub-contract in connection with the ...

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Keyzer [née Mitchell], Isabella [Bella] (1922–1992), textile and shipyard worker, and women's activist, was born on 29 August 1922 at 3 Blinshall Street, Dundee, the youngest of three children of Thomas Mitchell (c.1880–c.1949), a baker, and his second wife, ...

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Mactavish, John McKenzie (1871–1938), shipwright and educationist, was born in the Scottish fishing village of Tarbert, Loch Fyne, on 18 July 1871, the son of Alexander Mactavish, a carpenter, and his wife, Euphemia McKenzie. He had no formal schooling beyond the elementary level but he did much to educate himself, and even in his early years in ...

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Russell, John Francis Stanley [Frank], second Earl Russell (1865–1931), politician, motorist, and litigant, was born at Alderley Park, Cheshire, on 12 August 1865, the eldest of the three children of John Russell, Viscount Amberley (1842–1876) (eldest son of the first Earl Russell, previously ...

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Percy Shaw (1890–1976) by Peter Laurie, 1958 Getty Images – Peter Laurie

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Shaw, Percy (1890–1976), manufacturer and inventor of the catseye road stud, was born on 15 April 1890 at Heginbottom Fold, 32 Ovenden Road, Halifax, the second son of James Shaw (1843–1929), a Halifax dyer's labourer, and his second wife, Esther Hannah Morrell (1856–1922)...

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Tata, Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy (1904–1993), aviator, industrialist, and philanthropist, was born in Paris on 29 July 1904, the second of five children of the Parsi industrialist Ratanji Dadabhai Tata (1856–1926) and his French wife, Suzanne, née Brière (1880–1923), who, upon marriage, was given by her husband the Parsi name ...

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Wadia family (per. c. 1730–1893), shipbuilders in India, were Parsi shipwrights, famed for the excellence of their teak ships, and employed by the East India Company in the Bombay dockyard. The first family member to work for the company was Lowjee Nusserwanjee Wadia ...

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