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Bagwell Phillip

Phillip Bagwell Bagwell began working life as a school teacher but went to Regent Street Polytechnic in 1951, where he remained full time until 1977 and part time for another ten years. He was a prolific […]

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Aitken George

George Aitken George Sutherland Aitken, an engineering worker by trade, attended the Lenin School Moscow in 1927 and a member of the Central Committee from 1931.  With the onset of fascism, and an increasing danger […]

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Alexander Bill

                    Bill Alexander                      Bill Alexander pictured in his youth, in Spain        Bill Alexander was born […]

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Alergant Joyce

Joyce Alergant  Born around 1918, Joyce Alergant left school at the age of 14 to work as a shop assistant. After a period of unemployment, she worked in a Liverpool slum area where she saw […]

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Johnson Len

Len Johnson Born on 22nd October 1902 in Manchester, the famous black boxer and life-long Communist, Len Johnson learned his craft in boxing booths. He eventually became the owner of his own booth – travelling […]

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Jenkins Gordon

Gordon Jenkins Councillor Gordon Jenkins was a Neath butcher who became an elected Communist councillor. He was a member of the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers and a delegate to Neath Trades Council. […]

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Jeffries Len

Len Jeffries An active Communist all his life, Len Jeffries was originally a coal-miner and later on a clerk, amongst other things. He took an active part in Cardiff in the Seamen’s Minority Movement.  Len […]

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Jackson Frank (b1910 Wales)

Frank Jackson (1910-2004, Wales) Born in the Rhondda Valley in South Wales in 1910, Frank Jackson’s paternal grandfather, Abraham Zarchin, had emigrated from Georgia, then part of Russia, to escape the pogroms of the 1880s, […]