Person    | Male  Born 25/1/1915  Died 22/10/1989

Ewan MacColl

Folk singer, songwriter, dramatist, Marxist. Born James Miller in Salford, Lancashire. Three wives: theatre director Joan Littlewood, movement teacher Jean Newlove (with whom he had Kirsty MacColl) and American folksinger Peggy Seeger (20 years his junior). Songs include: ‘Dirty old town’, ‘The first time I ever saw your face’. 1957-64, with Seeger, created a series of radio ballads for the BBC.

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Ewan MacColl

Ewan MacColl. 25.1.1915, 22.10.1989, folk laureate, singer, dramatist, Marxis...

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C. B. Fry

C. B. Fry

Sportsman and journalist. Born Charles Burgess Fry in Croydon. Primarily his sport was cricket, but he was also an athlete and played in a football cup final. He taught at Charterhouse School and p...

Person, Education, Literature, Sport / Games, Germany

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Frances Hodgson Burnett

Frances Hodgson Burnett

Born as Frances Eliza Hodgson in Cheetham Hill on the edge of Manchester on 24 November 1849 and author of Little Lord Fauntleroy and The Secret Garden. She died, aged 74 years, on 29 October 1924...

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Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass

Social reformer, writer and statesman. Born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, probably in his grandmother's shack in Talbot County, Maryland. He escaped from slavery and became an agent of the ...

Person, Literature, Politics & Administration, Race Issues, Caribbean Islands, USA

2 memorials