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Foden, Edwin (1841–1911), vehicle manufacturer, was born on 5 August 1841 in Smallwood, near Sandbach, Cheshire, the son of William Foden, a grocer, and his wife, Martha, née Goodall. He left school at thirteen, and after two years as a village post-boy he took up an apprenticeship with the agricultural engineering firm of ...

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Sir George Kenning (1880–1956) by Elliott & Fry, 1943 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Kenning, Sir George (1880–1956), motor car distributor, was born on 21 May 1880 at Clay Cross, Derbyshire, the second son of the eight children of Francis Kenning (d. 1905), hardware dealer, and his wife, Ann, née Whitworth. Francis Kenning, who came originally from ...