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Loeber William C

William C Loeber This is probably the William C Loeber, born in 1892, who was a private in the British army in the First World War.  In peacetime, he Loeber an important leader of rank and […]

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Loch Bill

Bill Loch A stalwart campaigner for the Daily Worker and Morning Star in West Lothian, Bill Loch was a veteran Communist who could be seen on his newspaper round until his death at the age […]

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Lansbury Violet (Dutt)

Violet Lansbury (Dutt) Violet was born in the Seven Kings area of London on 4th December 1900, the last of twelve children fathered by George Lansbury, the Labour politician, who was leader of the Labour Party from 1931-1935 […]

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Langford Dave

  Dave Langford   Dave Langford was the secretary of the Communist Party in Hayes, West Middlesex in the late 1970s. He was a lecturer and a member of ASTMS and Association of University Teachers […]

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James KIm

Kim James Born in the 1920s, Kim James was a modern renaissance man all to himself.  He served in the 3rd Royal Tank Regiment during the Second World War when he joined the Communist Party. He […]

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Jack John

John Jack John Jack moved to Tumble from Llanfyrnach to work in the pits, beginning as a labourer.   He was already much influenced politically by involvement in trade unionism when he was conscripted in World […]

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Bernal J D

J D Bernal John Desmond Bernal was born in Nenagh, County Tipperary, Ireland, on 10th May 1901. In early life, his family called him `Desmond’ but, throughout his adult life he was widely referred to, […]

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Greenwood Ernie

  The abiding memory of Ernie Greenwood, who died aged 82, is that his anecdotes concerning people or incidents invariably ended with an astute aside accompanied by a deep chuckle, his huge frame gently shaking.    […]

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Gersham J(ohn)

J(ohn) Gersham In the late 1930s and early 1940s, J(ohn?) Gersham was the Cheetham branch secretary of the Communist Party, which held its meetings at 141 Waterloo Road, above Syd Abram’s Garage.    Amongst many […]