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Haslam, Robert [Bob], Baron Haslam (1923–2002), industrialist  

Geoffrey Goodman

Haslam, Robert [Bob], Baron Haslam (1923–2002), industrialist, was born on 4 February 1923 at 37 Beech Street, Bolton, the only child of Percy Haslam, who ran a small painting and decorating business with his brother, and his wife, Mary Alice (Cissy), née Bentley...


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Haslam, Robert, Baron Haslam (1923–2002)  

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Robert Haslam, Baron Haslam (1923–2002) by Anne-Katrin Purkiss, 1986 © National Portrait Gallery, London


Marsh, Richard William, Baron Marsh (1928–2011), politician and businessman  

Philip Carter

Marsh, Richard William, Baron Marsh (1928–2011), politician and businessman, was born on 14 March 1928 at 41 Rolleston Street, Swindon, Wiltshire, the only child of William Marsh, coremaker for the Great Western Railway, and his wife, Elsie, née Ball. He was educated at ...


Rylands, Peter (1820–1887), steel manufacturer and politician  

W. F. Rae

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Rylands, Peter (1820–1887), steel manufacturer and politician, born in Bewsey House, Warrington, on 18 January 1820, was the youngest son of John Rylands, manufacturer, and his wife, a daughter of the Revd James Glazebrook, vicar of Belton, Leicestershire. He was educated at the ...