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Bernal J D

  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, publicly, as […]

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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 […]

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Gaughan Dick

Dick Gaughan Born Richard Peter Gaughan on 17th May 1948, Dick Gaughan is a Scottish musician, singer, and songwriter, who has been openly committed to the Communist cause.   Although he was born in Glasgow’s […]

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Cole Stan

Stan Cole   Cole joined the Communist Party in the mid-1930s. An engineering worker in Manchester, he became a member of the AEU North Manchester District Committee from the early 1950s. He was its District […]

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Currie Olive

Olive Currie Olive Currie was an active member of the Dagenham YCL and Communist Party in Essex from around 1943.  Her family had moved to Dagenham with her as a baby in 1924. Olive became […]

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Coward Jack

An International Brigader who became rather famous in the 1966 seamen’s strike, Jack Coward was born in the Lake District in 1905. At the age of 9 his family moved to look for work to […]

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Cowan Tom

Tom Cowan Thomas Cowan was born in Cardiff the 1920s and worked for the Post Office, becoming a union official.   An active member of the Communist Party, he lived in Highgate in London in his […]

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Costello Mick

Mick Costello’s father, Paddy, was a remarkable New Zealander of left-wing views, born in Auckland on 31 January 1912, who became a career diplomat. His mother, Bella Lerner, was born and brought up in the East […]

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Chinque Samuel

Samuel Chinque Born in Kingston, Jamaica, on November 22 1908, Samuel Chinque (Chen Tian Sheng) was taken by his father to China following the death of his mother in 1916. At the age of 18, […]