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A. A. Allen

A. A. Allen

Born 11/8/1868, 154 years ago

Arthur Acland Allen was born on 11 August 1868 the youngest of the five children of Peter Allen (1815-1892) and Sophia Russell Allen née Taylor (1826-1868), in Prestwich, Lancashire. His mother die...

Person, Politics & Administration

2 memorials

George Ashley

George Ashley

Born 11/8/1926, 96 years ago

Designer and company director. Born in Brixton. He married Laura Mountney in 1949 and together they designed and printed tea towels and scarves. The enterprise gradually expanded and eventually com...

Person, Craft / Design

1 memorial

Enid Blyton

Enid Blyton

Born 11/8/1897, 125 years ago

Children's writer. Born Enid Mary Blyton at 354 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich. Best known for creating the character of Little Noddy and the 'Famous Five' stories. Her works have been translated into...

Person, Children, Literature, Race Issues, Seriously Famous

4 memorials

Emmeline Budd

Emmeline Budd

Born 11/8/1816, 206 years ago

Emmerline Budd was born on 11 August 1816 the youngest of the six children of Henry Budd (1787-1862) and Charlotte Budd née Swain (1787-1848). She was baptised on 15 May 1817 at the Bridwell Chapel...

Person, Friend / family

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Andrew Carnegie

Andrew Carnegie

Died 11/8/1919, 103 years ago

Industrialist, business magnate, and philanthropist. Born Dunfermline, Scotland in a one-room cottage. 1848 the family emigrated to Pennsylvania, USA. Only about 5 feet in height and garrulous, Car...

Person, Industry, Philanthropy, Politics & Administration, Scotland, USA

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