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Inkpin Julia

Julia Inkpin Born in 1887, her father was Ted Raven, a convinced socialist and trade unionist. As a child in the 1890s, she attended one of the first London Socialist Sunday Schools and was taken […]

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Ives Derek

Derek Ives Derek Ives was a Communist Party member in Hayes, West Middlesex, living in Glenister Avenue.   He joined the Communist Party in 1968.   A central heating consultant by trade, he had moved […]

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Docherty Mary

Mary Docherty Mary was born  on April 27 1908 in Cowdenbeath, where much of her political work was carried out. Her father was variously a miner and foundry worker. When unemployed as a result of […]

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Handley Tommy

Tommy Handley  A long-standing member of the Communist Party, Tommy Handley was Cardiff branch secretary of the National Union of Seamen and died in 1987.   Source: Morning Star 17th January 1987  

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Gullett Frank

Frank Gullett At 6ft. 3in in an era of depression and hunger, Frank Gullet had been a circus prize fighter when he became a Communist in 1933, even though he was in the Royal Navy.  […]

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Gore Freddy

Freddy Gore   One of the Communists barred from holding office in the ETU from 1965, Freddy Gore had left school at the age of 13 in 1939 (since the school had no air-raid shel­ters!). […]

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Gibson Jock

Jock Gibson Born in 1908, although a Scotsman in origins, Jock Gibson was a long-standing Communist of note in Coventry engineering industry.  He was Coventry Trades Council President from 1934-36. The holder of the TUC Tolpuddle […]

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Gibb Alfred

Alfred Gibb   Prior to the Second World War and during it, my father, Alfred Gibb was a Communist Party member and a member of the AEU. He worked in London in various factories. At […]

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Garson Sol

Sol Garson Born 1923, Garson was a glassworker for much of his life, as well as being a life-long and a Manchester-based Communist. In 1950, along with a fellow Communist artist, Brian Ridgeway, Garson was working […]

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Hill Howard

   Howard Hill Born in Sheffield in 1913, Hill trained as an electrician, working initially in various local collieries and steelworks and he was a member of the ETU. In the 1930s he was a […]