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Appleby [née Walley], (Florence) Lucy (1920–2008), cheese-maker, was born on 1 February 1920 at Lighteach Farm, Whitchurch, Shropshire, one of eight children of Alfred Edward Walley (1886–1954), a farmer and Baptist minister, and his wife, Sarah, née Pierpoint (1891–1964). She was educated at the high school at ...

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(Florence) Lucy Appleby (1920–2008) by unknown photographer, 1960s by kind permission of the Appleby family

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Bibby, Joseph (1851–1940), animal feed and soap manufacturer, was born on 12 January 1851 at Conder Mill, Vale of Conder, Lancashire, the second of the three sons of James Bibby, farmer and miller, and his wife, Amelia Barnett. He attended an elementary school until 1861 and the ...

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Hartley, Sir William Pickles (1846–1922), jam manufacturer and philanthropist, was born on 23 February 1846 at Colne, Lancashire, the only surviving child of John Hartley, a whitesmith, and his wife, Margaret Pickles. He attended a local British and Foreign School Society school, and then ...

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Harold Vincent Mackintosh, first Viscount Mackintosh of Halifax (1891–1964) by Walter Bird, 1961 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Mackintosh, Harold Vincent, first Viscount Mackintosh of Halifax (1891–1964), confectionery manufacturer and public administrator, was born in King's Cross Lane, Halifax, Yorkshire, on 8 June 1891, the eldest of three sons, all destined to enter the confectionery business founded by their father, John Mackintosh (1868–1920)...

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John Mackintosh (1868–1920) by unknown photographer courtesy Halifax Evening Courier

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Mackintosh, John (1868–1920), confectionery manufacturer, was born in Dukinfield, Cheshire, on 7 July 1868, the son of Joseph Mackintosh, cotton spinner, and his wife, Mary Jane, née Burgess. Three months later, Joseph moved to Halifax to become a foreman at the cotton spinners ...

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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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Rank, (Joseph) Arthur, Baron Rank (1888–1972), flour miller and film-maker, was born on 22 December 1888, at Chesnut Villas, Holderness Road, Drypool, near Kingston upon Hull, the youngest of three sons and sixth of eight children of Joseph Rank (1854–1943), and his wife, ...

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(Joseph) Arthur Rank, Baron Rank (1888–1972) by Yousuf Karsh, 1949 © Karsh / Camera Press, London; collection National Portrait Gallery, London