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Baruch Hilda

Hilda Baruch Born Hilda Froom eight days after the end of the first world war, she grew up in a working-class home in Liverpool where Speed, the news-sheet of the Liverpool tram drivers, was produced. […]

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McCluskey Eddie

Eddie McCluskey   Born in Scotland in 1920, Eddie McCluskey was a prominent union convenor in post-war Coventry, where he had landed in pursuit of work in the immediate period after the war.   He […]

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Marsland Terri

    Terri Marsland   Terry was born into a large family of Irish Liverpudlians, one of ten children. She married into a Communist family and was much influenced by her mother-in-law Marion Marsland, an early […]

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Marsden Eddie

Eddie Marsden Born in Openshaw into a staunchly working class family, Marsden was one of four brother and three sisters. He joined the Communist Party locally in his youth during the 1930s and was a […]

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Bridgeman Reginald

Reginald Bridgeman   While Bridgeman was never actually a card-carrying member of the Communist Party, he was certainly a "fellow traveller", and was especially very close to Harry Pollitt.  In practice, to all intents and […]

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Brown Lilian

Lilian Brown   Born in August 1916, Lilian was one of nine children of a cabinet maker, she was brought up in extreme poverty in London. Her father was a conscientious objector in the First […]

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Williamson John

John Williamson   John Williamson was born on June 23, 1903 in Glasgow, the son of a marine engineer. A woodworker and shipbuilder by trade, John had only had eight years of formal education before starting […]

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Gralton Jim

Jim Gralton Jim Gralton was born in Effernagh close to Carrick on Shannon in County Leitrim on April 17 1886. His education, such as it was, was received in nearby Kiltoghert school. Like most young […]

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Dewar Moya

Moya Dewar   Moya Dewar was a school headmistress from Basingstoke, Hampshire who joined the Communist Party in 1948 and was active certainly until the late 1960s.   Moya had four children and was involved […]

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Williams Robert

Robert Williams   Williams `enjoyed’ one of the shortest periods of membership of the Communist Party but his collecting of a range of significant positions in a very short period makes it significant that his […]