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Sir Lawrence Arthur Barratt (1927–2012) by Mike Owen, c.1985 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Barratt, Sir Lawrence Arthur [Lawrie] (1927–2012), house builder, was born on 14 November 1927 at Eskville, Warrington Road, Fawdon, Newcastle upon Tyne, the son of William Arthur Barratt (1893–1971), an electrical engineer on the municipal trams, and his wife, Florence Mary, née Jagger (1900–1987)...

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Batley, Lawrence (1911–2002), businessman, was born on 15 February 1911 at 37 Bland Street, Lockwood, Huddersfield, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, the elder son of John Arthur Batley, iron moulder, and his wife, Beatrice, née Fawley, weaver. Although he passed the entrance examination for ...

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Beckett, Sir Terence Norman (1923–2013), industrialist and business leader, was born on 13 December 1923 at 41 Tasker Street, Walsall, the son of Horace Norman Beckett (1901–1979), a junior civil servant, and his wife, Clarice Lillie, otherwise Clarice Lillian, née Allsopp (1892–1967), both from ...

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Christopher William Brasher (1928–2003) by unknown photographer, 1956 © Popperfoto

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Brasher, Christopher William [Chris] (1928–2003), athlete, journalist, and businessman, was born on 21 August 1928 in Georgetown, British Guiana, the son of William Kenneth Brasher, a Colonial Office engineer, and his wife, Katie Howe Brasher. His family moved to Jerusalem and then, when ...

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Duncan, Sir John Norman Valette [Val] (1913–1975), international mining executive, was born on 18 July 1913, at Pinner, Middlesex, the eldest of four children of Norman Duncan, barrister, and his wife, Gladys Marguerite Dauvergne Valette. From 1927 to 1932 he was educated at ...

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Durham, Sir Kenneth (1924–2005), businessman, was born on 28 July 1924 at 104 Stanley Street, Blackburn, Lancashire, the son of George Durham, house painter, and his wife, Bertha, née Aspin. He was educated at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Blackburn, and briefly read physics at ...

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William Gibbs (1790–1875) by unknown photographer, 1862–3 © reserved

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Gibbs, William (1790–1875), businessman and religious philanthropist, was born on 22 May 1790 at 6 Calle de Cantarranas, Madrid, Spain, the second son of Antony Gibbs (1756–1815), merchant, and his wife, Dorothea Barnetta, née Hucks (1760–1820). The judge and politician Sir Vicary Gibbs...

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Haan, Sidney Isaac De (1919–2002), businessman, was born at 21 Mossford Street, Mile End, in the East End of London, on 6 February 1919, one of eleven children of Benjamin De Haan, who worked in the well-established local boot and shoe industry, and his wife, ...

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Hetherington, Sir Arthur Ford (1911–2002), engineer and businessman, was born on 12 July 1911 at 20 Hillside Gardens, Highgate, London, the second son and third child in the family of three sons and one daughter of Sir Roger Gaskell Hetherington (1876–1952), civil engineer, later chief engineering inspector for the ...

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See Horsley, (George) Nicholas Seward

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See Johnston, George Lawson, first Baron Luke

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Knight, Sir Arthur William (1917–2003), industrialist, was born on 29 March 1917 at 47 Park Road, Tottenham, London, the son of Arthur Frederick Knight, a steel hardener and later a railway porter, and his wife, Emily, née Scott. He was educated at Tottenham county school...

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Lampl, Sir Frank William (1926–2011), construction industry executive, was born near Brno, Czechoslovakia, on 6 April 1926, the son of Otto Lampl (d. 1934), a cultured Jewish landowner with a doctorate in law, and his wife, Olga, née Jellinek (d. 1944)...

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Matthews, Sir Peter Alec (1922–2006), engineer and businessman, was born on 21 September 1922 on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, the son of Major Alec Bryan Matthews, a steel engineer, and his wife, Elsie Lazarus, née Barlow. Brought up on a farm at ...

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John William Odell (1920–2007) by Chris Ware, 1968 [right, with Leslie Smith] Getty Images

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Odell, John William [Jack] (1920–2007), businessman and toy manufacturer, was born on 19 March 1920 at 736 Holloway Road, Islington, London, the elder son of William John Odell, bus driver, and his wife, Alice Esther, née Williams. Expelled from council school at the age of thirteen for what he later described as rebelliousness, he failed to find regular employment, drifting from ...

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Sir Peter Parker (1924–2002) by Stephen Hyde, 1983 © National Portrait Gallery, London