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Blincoe, Robert (c. 1792–1860), factory apprentice  

Brian Harrison

Blincoe, Robert (c. 1792–1860), factory apprentice, was a parish orphan who knew neither parent, did not know his place of birth, and was uncertain even about his name. Between the ages of four and seven he was brought up in St Pancras workhouse, London...

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Desai [née Patel], Jayaben Suryakant (1933–2010), factory worker, trade unionist, and teacher  

Sundari Anitha

Desai [née Patel], Jayaben Suryakant (1933–2010), factory worker, trade unionist, and teacher, was born in Dharmaj, Gujarat, India, on 2 April 1933, into an affluent landowning family, the only daughter and second of three children of Gordhanbhai Govindbhai Patel and his wife, ...

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Savidge, (Marjorie) Irene (1905–1985), factory worker and subject of police interrogation  

Huw F. Clayton

Savidge, (Marjorie) Irene (1905–1985), factory worker and subject of police interrogation, was born at 53 Roseberry Gardens, Tottenham, Middlesex, on 9 June 1905, the daughter (she had a younger brother) of John Savidge (b. 1880), a clerk to a firm of chartered accountants, and his wife, ...

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Wills, Ruth (1826–1908), poet and factory worker  

Florence S. Boos

Wills, Ruth (1826–1908), poet and factory worker, was born in Leicester on 22 December 1826, the elder of two daughters of Joseph Wills (d. 1833) and his wife, Susannah (1792–1880), daughter of William Simpson. Her father, who had served in the army and been stationed in ...