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Jones Mervyn

Mervyn Jones One of four children, Mervyn Jones was born 27th February 1922in Londonto a comfortable upbringing. His father was Ernest Jones, the chief administrator, biographer, and chief supporter of Sigmund Freud. He was instrumental […]

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Maybin Richard

Richard Maybin Richard Maybin, who died of pneumonia just short of his 70th birthday in 2010, played a crucial role at key times for his union, his party and his daily paper. He was an activist […]

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Hunt Eric

  Eric Hunt An activist in the pre-war British Youth Peace Council, Eric Digby Hunt was, from 1938-40, the Secretary of the Youth Relief and Refugee Council. Inevitably, given that much of its activities aided […]

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Ellis Ernie

Ernie Ellis Ernie Ellis was a 19 year old Young Communist League (YCL) member from Walthamstow (London) who died during the Second World War, serving as a part-time ARP Warden. It was said that he took […]

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Cooley Mike

Mike Cooley Mike Cooley (pictured in 1961) was born in Ireland and became a well-studied professional engineer. From the 1960s, he was active in the AESD, the draughtsmen’s union that led to TASS, the technical workers. For […]

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Evans Glyn

  Glyn Evans Evans was a Communist Party member and miner who worked for the Labour Research Department in the 1920s. It is believed that he came from Garnant, South Wales. He accompanied miner’s leader […]

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Gilmour Stewart

  Stewart Gilmour   Stewart Gilmour was a Communist Party member from the small paper-making village  of Leslie in Fife, Scotland.   He was re-elected to the council in April 1961, having being previously been a Communist […]

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Kane Johnny Cllr

  Councillor Johnny Kane Johnny Kane was a Communist County councillor for Renton, in the Vale of Leven, from the 1940s until his death in the late 1950s. Described by local history sources as “one […]

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Wake George

George Wake Born in around 1923, Wake joined the Communist Party in 1951 after having been expelled from the Labour Party. He was secretary of the Communist Party’s Barking branch and a member of South […]