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


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)...


Mobbs, Sir (Gerald) Nigel (1937–2005), property developer and businessman, was born on 22 September 1937 at 38 Wake Green Road, Moseley, Birmingham, the only son of Lieutenant-Colonel Gerald Aubrey Mobbs (1911–1976), property developer, and his wife, Elizabeth, younger daughter of Frank Lanchester, of ...