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Born in 1914, Prendergast joined the Communist Party in
During the Second World War he was a volunteer in a group of men under the leadership of Professor Haldane who were engaged in developing under water suits for the armed forces and then he joined the RAF.
Following the war, he became active amongst the resident Irish community in
It was Jimmy who initiated the end of a colour bar in employment at
Jim died 31st May,1974, following a fall down the steps outside his home in
Jim’s wife, Mollie, was also politically active, and she produced a volume of political memoirs.
Sources: The Guardian 16th July 1966 and 16th July 2010; Michael O'Riordan “Connolly Column - The Story of the Irishmen who fought for the