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date: 22 January 2020

Railton [married name King], Dame Ruthlocked

(1915–2001)
  • Stephen Follows

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Railton [married name King], Dame Ruth (1915–2001), founder of the National Youth Orchestra, was born on 14 December 1915 at 16 Millfield, Folkestone, the daughter of David Railton (1884–1955), Church of England clergyman, and his wife, Ruby Marion, née Willson. Her family background had a strong tradition of Christian service. Her grandfather, ...

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