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Dash Jack

Jack Dash Born in south London in 1906, Jack Dash was an orphan, who left school at 14, becoming a builder, a fire-fighter and then a docker. Inspired by the novels of American author Jack […]

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Copley Peter

Peter Copley Born on May 20th 1915 in Bushey, Hertfordshire, Peter Copley’s His parents were the printmaker John Copley and the painter Ethel Gabain, although one grandfather was a scientist. After changing his mind about […]

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Bubnova Leda

Leda Bubnova Leda Bubnova was born near St Petersburg about 1913, the youngest of a large family. Many of her siblings took part in the revolutionary movement. She studied medicine in Leningrad, the first member […]

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Brown Ernest

Ernest Brown A Communist full time organiser in north-east England in the early 1920s, he was married to the more famous Isabel Brown. He represented the British Party at the Executive Committee of the Communist […]

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Brett Ken

  Ken Brett Born in 1922, Ken Brett spent 50 years as a member of the engineering workers’ union, 20 of those as Assistant General Secretary of the AEU, mostly when it was led by […]

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Brett Ken

Ken Brett   Born in 1922, Ken Brett spent 50 years as a member of the engineering workers’ union, 20 of those as Assistant General Secretary of the AEU, mostly when it was led by […]

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Brearey Peter

Peter Brearey Born in Dewsbury, on December 23rd 1939, Peter Brearey was for a long time a freelance journalist, contributing towards many northern and other newspapers and journals. Latterly, he was the editor of the […]