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Six new ADB entries

Thursday 9 November 2023

Six new ADB entries have been added:

Sir Alwyn Bowman Barker (1900–1998), engineer and industrialist, written by Martin Shanahan

Sir Talbot Sydney Duckmanton (1921–1995), broadcaster and broadcasting executive, written by David Salter

Sir James Anthony Rowland (1922–1999), air force officer, test pilot, and governor, written by Kristen Alexander

Harold Gemmel Kippax (1920–1999), journalist and theatre critic, written by Harry Heseltine

John Francis McCafferty (1914–1999), bus and coach line proprietor and mayor, written by Maurice French

Patricia Anne Haddy (1930–1999), actress, television presenter, and voice artist, written by Michelle Arrow