First Baron Aberconway

First Baron Aberconway

Politician. Born Charles Benjamin Bright McLaren in Edinburgh. He began his career in journalism before turning to the law. Elected as an M.P. in 1880. Member of the Privy Council. Became Baron Abe...

Person, Industry, Journalism / Publishing, Law, Politics & Administration, Scotland, Wales

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Lord Aberdare, Henry Austin Bruce

Lord Aberdare, Henry Austin Bruce

1st Baron Aberdare. Born Dyffryn Aberdare, Glamorgan. Statesman, serving as Home Secretary and President of the Council. He reformed British licensing laws and headed a commission that established ...

Person, Politics & Administration, Wales

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Laura Ashley

Laura Ashley

Dress designer and interior decorator. Born Laura Mountney at 31 Station Terrace, Dowlais, near Merthyr Tydfil. She married Bernard Ashley in 1949 and they began designing and printing tea towels a...

Person, Craft / Design, Wales

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Sir M. D. Assheton-Smith

Sir M. D. Assheton-Smith

Sir Charles Michael Robert Vivien Duff-Assheton-Smith was born on 3 May 1907 the only son of Sir Robert George Vivian Duff, 2nd Baronet, of Vaynol (d.1914), and his wife, Lady Juliet Lowther (1881–...

Person, Armed Forces, War Memorial WW2, Politics & Administration, Wales

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Alfred Bestall

Alfred Bestall

Author and illustrator. Born Alfred Edmeades Bestall in Mandalay, Burma. He served in the army during World War 1, transporting troops in red double-decker buses. Following his studies at the L.C.C...

Person, Art, Children, Burma, Wales

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Aneurin Bevan

Aneurin Bevan

Politician. Born at 32 Charles Street, Tredegar, Wales. Known as Nye. He began work in the coal mines at the age of 13, becoming Chairman of the Miners' Lodge, leading them in the general strike of...

Person, Politics & Administration, Wales

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Evan Evans Bevan

Evan Evans Bevan

Mine-owner in Dulais Valley, Wales, near Neath. Named his mine after his seven sisters. High Sheriff of Breconshire 1913. Father of David, who hyphenated his surname thus making it different from h...

Person, Industry, Wales

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Lord Bingham of Cornhill

Lord Bingham of Cornhill

Born as Thomas Henry Bingham on 13 October 1933, his birth was registered in the Marylebone registration district. Appointed to the High Court Bench (Queen's Bench Division) in 1980; a Lord Justic...

Person, Law, Wales

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Alexander Binnie

Alexander Binnie

Civil engineer.   Born 77 Ladbroke Grove.  Worked in Wales and then India.  Returned and in 1890 was appointed chief engineer to the London County Council.  Worked on the Blackwall road tunnel, the...

Person, Engineering, India, Wales

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Florence Booth

Florence Booth

Born in Monmouthshire as Florence Eleanor Soper (her father having the odd first name of 'Isabell'). Joined the Salvation Army in 1880 and met Bramwell through his sister Catherine, marrying him in...

Person, Social Welfare, Wales

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