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Allen Bob

Originally an activist in the Nottingham Young Communist League, Allen was involved in the late 60s in a stunt that saw the flag of the Vietnamese National Liberation Front hauled up Nottingham castle. Within a short period, […]

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Collected Speeches

Some of the major set-piece speeches by Graham Stevenson, follow: NORTH-EAST MAY DAY MAY 3RD 2008 WOLVERHAMPTON MAY DAY 2007 DERBY SOCIALIST FORUM – APRIL 2007 DERBY TRADES COUNCIL RALLY – MAY DAY SPEECH 2007 […]

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The Memoirs of Frank Watters

“Being Frank”: The Memoirs of Frank Watters   “Dedicated to my grandchildren      Ben and Joanne Stevenson” © Estate of Frank Watters 2006 ******************************************************************   Editor’s note: The text of `Being Frank’ reproduced here is […]

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Allen William (Rev)

Reverend William Allen   The Reverend William E Allen was, for twelve years, the congregational minister at Dulwich Grove Congregational Church, Dulwich, London, SE22.  He was forced to resign his position as minister because of […]

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Dennison Les

Les Dennison   Born as an illegitmate baby in London on 19th June 1915 as Leslie Wiilet Brannen. He never knew his wealthy father who lived in Mayfair. When he was six months old, his mother […]

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Dickman Terry

Terry Dickman Dickman was a prominent member of the Young Communist League in the years prior to the Second World War and a star seller of its journal, `Challenge’ from when it first appeared in […]

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Hannington Wal

Wal Hannington Walter Hannington was an infamous leader of unemployed struggles in Britain between the wars. He was born on 17th June 1896 in Randall Street, Camden Town, London into a large family, his father […]

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Freeman Bill

Bill Freeman was from a Communist family and a noted leader of print workers in the 1970s and 80s. His father, also Bill Freeman (1911-1986), was a veteran Communist and member of NATSOPA and SOGAT London […]

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Hayball Ted

Ted (Edward) Hayball     Ted Hayball was born in Bristol, the son of a sergeant major in the Royal Gloucestershire Regiment. After his father was killed in Mesopotamia (now Iraq) in 1917, his mother […]

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Henderson Stan

Stan Henderson Stan Henderson was called up to the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment on June 20th 1940. Travelling with him to Bedford was Wally Buller. Both were members of the Watford Communist Party and active […]