Humphrey Verdon Roe
(1879-1949)

Died aged c. 70

Humphrey Verdon Roe (18 April 1878 – 27 July 1949) was a British businessman, a philanthropist, aircraft manufacturer and the usually unacknowledged co-founder of Britain's first and most successful birth control clinic along with Marie Stopes, who became his wife. He was the father of the British philosopher Harry Stopes-Roe.

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founder of Avro

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Photo of Alliott Verdon Roe, Humphrey Verdon Roe, and Avro blue plaque
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Alliott Verdon Roe (1877-1958) and Humphrey Verdon Roe (1879-1949) formed the A. V. Roe & Co (Avro) aircraft company on 1st January 1910 and opened their first workshop here.

Brownsfield Mill, Binns Place, Ancoats, Manchester, United Kingdom where he was