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Deakin Joe

Joe Deakin Joseph Thomas Deakin was born on August 11th, 1858 in Wednesbury, Staffordshire, the son of Charles, a blacksmith, and Marie, nee Middleton. He left school at the age of 12 to work for […]

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Deakin Fanny

Fanny Deakin Born on 2nd December 1883, Fanny Deakin spent her early years at her parent’s farm on Farmers Bank, Silverdale, a mining village near Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire. One of the first branches of the Social Democratic Federation (SDF) was established at Silverdale […]