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Maggie Jordan

Maggie Jordan  (née Knight) went to the Soviet Union in the early 1920s to train textile workers.

The banner is one given by her to bring back to her locality as a memento of solidarity.

She was a young and highly competent mill-worker from Shipley and member of the Young Communist League, as was her husband.

Seemingly, however, Maggie also had a long relationship with Allan Massie, a YCLer from Aberdeen, although what came of this is thus far unknown.

Having attended the International Lenin School from 1927 to 1930, she was a "senior correspondent" at the international broadcasting service (Inoradio) of Radio Moscow between 1933 and 1939.

During the 1930s and 1940s, she was a highly admired tutor of Marxism for the Communist Party in the West Yorkshire area.

She was still active in the 1970s in speaking at meetings, including relaying her experiences in the 1920s to a younger generation.