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Lord Ashcroft, Michael Anthony

Lord Ashcroft, Michael Anthony

Born 4/3/1946, 69 years ago

Entrepreneur, philanthropist, Conservative politician, occasional tax-payer.

Person, History, Philanthropy

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Richard Church

Richard Church

Died 4/3/1972, 43 years ago

Poet and writer. Born Richard Thomas Church in Battersea. He worked as a civil servant, before taking up writing full-time in 1933. His poems include 'Solstices', 'A House in Winter' and 'The Man W...

Person, Journalism / Publishing, Poetry

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Emma Cons

Emma Cons

Born 4/3/1838, 177 years ago

Social reformer and theatre manager.   Born London.  Knew and was influenced by Octavia Hill, John Ruskin and Henrietta Barnett.  Her involvement in the temperance movement led to her re-opening a ...

Person, Gender Issues, Social Welfare, Theatre

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David Martyn Evans-Bevan

David Martyn Evans-Bevan

Born 4/3/1902, 113 years ago

Son of Evan.  Roots Web provides: "1st Baronet 1958. Governor of London House; Member of Shipwrights Co. He bought Margam Abbey as a present for his wife, but never lived there! Later he gave it to...

Person, Benefactor, Wales

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William Alfred Westropp Foyle

William Alfred Westropp Foyle

Born 4/3/1885, 130 years ago

Founded Foyles Bookshop in 1903.  Born Shoreditch, the 7th child of a 7th child of a 7th child.  William and brother Gilbert opened their first bookshop in Islington, moved to Peckham and then Ceci...

Person, Commerce, Museums / Libraries

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