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Rees Harry

Harry Rees Rees was a long-standing Communist Party member in Port Talbort, South Wales, probably at the very least from the 1930s to 1960s. Even at the age of eighty-one, he was selling the Daily […]

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Lakey Arthur

Arthur Lakey     Arthur Francis Lakey  is now known to have been an agent planted inside the Communist Party from its foundation in 1920, who operated under the name of Albert Allen.   Lakey […]

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Torrance Jim

Jim Torrance Jim Torrance's was an engineering worker and a leading Dundee Communist.   His father in law was Willie Barclay, also a Communist and the Scottish Painters Society secretary in Dundee, after whom Willie […]

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Bennett Mick

Mick Bennett Bennett was a precocious, yet senior, Young Communist League activist from his youth. He was subject to intense MI5 scrutiny from 1932, possibly for the rest of his life. This largely began as […]

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Light Dot

Dot Light Dorothy Light was an active Communist Party member in the Woolston & Sholing branch, part of the Southampton area of the Hampshire & Dorset district of the Party. During the 1950s and 1960s, […]

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Ainley David

  David Ainley     Born in 1909, he joined the YCL in 1923, and was a leading activist for most of his youth. He was the Manchester & Provincial representative in the YCL leadership […]

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Ainley Ted

Ted Ainley Secretary of the Communist Party’s cultural committee in 1960s, he was for many years editor of the Party’s weekly journal World News (later called Comment). Ted Ainley was born in Manchester of a […]

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Gee Bill

Bill Gee William Gee, was born in Northampton in 1869 and worked there as a newspaper boy and later in a boot factory. Interest in the Bradlaugh case led him to politics and subsequently to […]

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Green Royston

Royston Green Roy Green (pictured) was raised in Somerset and Dorset into a farming family. He was a pupil of Yeovil Grammar School and then moved on to Exeter where he gained a degree. Being very […]

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Goodwin Harold

Harold Goodwin Harold Goodwin (centre in pic) was born into a Jewish East End family in Hackney. His father was an insurance salesman and a Labour Party member. His mother, possible surnamed Zynkin, came originally […]