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Solomans Dave

Dave Solomons Dave Solomons was a tele­communications electrical engineering inspector and had joined the Electricians Trade Union around 1942.   After acting as secretary of the union’s Radio No. 4 branch from 1946 to 1948, […]

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Bould Harry

Harry Bould Bould was a Communist ETU activist, heavily involved in presenting cases for representation at the Ministry of Pensions and National Insurance for members at Cheadle in Cheshire for over six years before being […]

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Booth Syd

Syd Booth Booth joined the Communist Party in 1933 amidst the struggles against unemployment but his defining experience was as an International Brigader in the Spanish Civil War. He was wounded in the very last […]

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Bond Ralph

Ralph Bond Born on 5th December 1904, Ralph Edwin Bond was a pioneer documentary film maker and life long Communist, whose passion for film began when he was just 12 years old, when he was […]

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Bolton Brian

Brian Bolton A life-long Communist, Brian Bolton started his working life as a telecommunications engineer, later winning a scholarship to Ruskin and taking a degree at SussexUniversity. His specialism was the growth of trans-national corporations. […]

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Bolsover Kate

Kate Bolsover A founder member of the Communist Party, she came to socialism as a young girl in her native Scotland. She went to the USA, where she became a YCL organiser in New York, […]

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Barnes Jimmy

Jimmy Barnes Jimmy Barnes was born in Carlisle, the son of working-class Communist Party members. (One of his sisters is the journalist and former Communist, Beatrix Campbell.) His education was marked by dyslexia, and his […]

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Beasley Maida

Maida Beasley Born in 1899, Maida was from Scottish background. She joined Communist Party in the 1930s and was a founder member of the West Middlesex District Committee.   She became a key organiser in […]

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Stevens Wally

Wally Stevens Walter C Stevens was born of working class parents in Woolwich in 1904, the oldest of five sons. He first began work at the age of 10, after school hours because his father, a labourer, […]