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National Agricultural Workers Union activist and life-long member of the Communist Party, Matthews was a strong supporter of the Communist rural journal `Country Standard’.
Matthews was active in Biggleswade Trades Council, a Bedfordshire village with a surprising history of Communist Party activism. The town had a population of 6,000 people in the late 1930s, many involved in seasonal agricultural and market gardening. "There is no industry in the town of