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Thornett Alan

Alan Thornett Alan Thornett was born near Oxford in 1937, aged fifteen he left school to work on a farm for 10d an hour. Later he enlisted for three years in the army before starting […]

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Lindsay Cressida

Cressida Lindsay   Cressida Lindsay was born in 1930. Her uncle, Jack Lindsay, (see separate entry) was also a writer and a Communist.   She became fully immersed in the post-second world war avant garde […]

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Tebbs Betty

  Betty Tebbs   Born in 1918, Betty Tebbs joined her first trade union at 14, lost her first husband in WWII and spent her entire life working for rights for women and workers, global […]

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Lawrence John

John Lawrence   Lawrence was twice an active figure in the Communist Party, the second time most notably, reflecting a political trajectory before and after each of his two bursts of membership that encompassed many […]

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Pollard Sidney

Sidney Pollard   Born Siegfried Pollack into a Jewish family in Vienna in 1925, Pollard went out of exile in December 1938 when his parents secured a place for him on one of the Kindertransporte […]

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Pitt Malcolm

Malcolm Pitt Malcolm Pitt, who was president of the Kent Area NUM in the 1970s and 1980s, died peacefully at home in Broadstairs after a short illness at the age of 66 in 2010. Malcolm wrote […]

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Llewellyn David

David Llewellyn   David R Llewellyn was a South Wales miner from Blaengarw, an isolated mining village at the head of the Garw Valley. Born in June 1907, he completed secondary school and started in […]

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Lipetz Julius (Dr)

Dr Julius Lipetz   Known as Julie to his colleagues, Lipetz was a well known and respected Edinburgh General Practitioner and active Communist Party member. Born 3rd October 1903 (some sources say 1901), one of five […]

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Levitt Victor

Victor Levitt Levitt was born in east London, to Jewish parents and a mother in her mid-40s and suffering greatly from ill health. His brother, Fred, had been born in the Ukraine eighteen years earlier, […]