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Bedow Norman

Norman Bedow A Unity Theatre activist from Paul Robeson’s appearance at Mornington Crescent in `Plant in the Sun’, he was also involved in the folk song scene and died in 1997.   Source: Morning Star October […]

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Bellamy Ron

Ron Bellamy Born in Sheffield in 1917, Ron Bellamy won scholarships to Bradford Grammar School and then to Queens College, Oxford, where he read Classical Greats from October 1936, although he switched to Politics, Philosophy […]

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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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Diamond Dorothy

Dorothy Diamond Dorothy Diamond was born on February 23rd 1909 in a village in Kent. Her father was a clerk and Dorothy attended the local grammar school. She spent four years at University of London […]

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Bennett Don & Dusty

Don and Dusty Bennett Don Bennett, born in 1907, was a leading member of the Walsall Communist Party branch who, together with his brother 'Dusty', born Gordon but always known by his nick-name, were born […]

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Davis Dave

Dave Davis  Born in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, Davis served in the Royal Navy on motor torpedo boats during the Second World War, when he joined the Communist Party. A qualified electrician, he worked in and around Cheltenham, before […]

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Davidson Madge

Madge Davidson Madge Davidson was an Irish Communist of great stature who achieved remarkable things in her short life of 41 years. In her teens, she took part in demonstrations against the American war in […]

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Berkeley Monty

Monty Berkeley Monty Berkeley was a Scottish Communist active for six decades in the Party and the wider labour movement from the 1930s.   He worked “mainly in books” and was famed for his encouragement […]

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Airlie Jimmy

Jimmy Airlie Jimmy Airlie was born on November 10th 1936, in Renfrew, the son of a boilermaker. He served his apprenticeship as a fitter with Simon and Lobnitz, a shipyard on Clydeside. After his National […]