Howley Evelyn

Evelyn Howley


A cotton mill worker from "Red" Colne, Lancashire, Evelyn Howley joined the Communist party after hearing Rose Smith (see separate entry) speak during the 1931/1932 cotton strikes.


She later stated that she joined the Communist Party because: "It was the struggle, poverty ... I think when you get so low, you don't know which way to turn ... you either sink lower or you stand and fight ... you begin to think for yourself."

Michael Walker