Playle, Graham Alfred

First name/s: Graham
Last name: Playle
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Date of birth: 08/09/1947
Year of birth: 1947

Life before Ruskin

Date and place of birth: 8 September 1947, Rishton,Lancashire
Family: Mother ,Brother
Work: AfterAlleyns School:  July 1963, Liverpool City Police Cadets ;1964,Ministry of Health;London Underground, Ticket Clerk;Institute of Psychiatry;Post Office’ Counters and Parcel force;City Security .
Politics/Trade union activity Socialist. CSCA, TSSA, ASTMS, UCW

Trade Union membership (at time of entry to Ruskin) ~ other Trade Union

Life at Ruskin

Dates at Ruskin: 1995-6
Source of funding: AEBI
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Subjects studied at Ruskin: History, Spanish, French.
Dissertation: Two Paths to Glory. (Victorian Burial Problems )
Qualification: CertHE

Life after Ruskin

Education: Graham stayed in Oxford to do his M.A. at Ruskin but was turned down. He still used the libraries of Oxford and kept on studying  History.
Work: He went on to work in teaching disadvantaged children and after being made redundant ,was a  Security Officer
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Family: He and Mary Spreadbury became partners.Mary still living in Liverpool and Graham in Oxford
Place & date of death: He was  killed by Craig Bell , on 22nd October 2004. In Bonn Square ,Oxford. (Oxford Mail 5 September 2006)

Date of death: 22/10/2004
Year of death: 2004

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Mary Spreadbury

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