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John Adetayo Otolorin (c. 1886–1963) by unknown photographer, 1950s collection of Val Wilmer


Otolorin, John Adetayo (c. 1886–1963), landlord, theatrical agent, and community leader, was born in Ilesha, Nigeria. His parents were Yoruba. He left Nigeria in 1919 as a seaman, came to Britain, and settled in Cardiff, where he worked as a motor mechanic and labourer while going to sea intermittently. He formed a relationship with a woman named ...


Rix, Brian Norman Roger, Baron Rix (1924–2016), actor-manager and disability campaigner, was born at Gairloch, Hull Road, Cottingham, Yorkshire, on 27 January 1924, the fourth and last child and younger son of Herbert Dobson Rix (1885–1966), a prosperous shipowner, and his wife, ...


Tomlinson, (Philip) Richard Henry (1943–2006), teacher and theatre director, was born on 10 August 1943 at 32 Mansion House Road, Glasgow, the only son (there were two daughters) of David Alan Tomlinson, chartered accountant and teacher, and his wife, Dorothy Maria, née Owston...