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Wilkes Stan

Stan Wilkes   Born in 1936 in Coventry and evacuated during the blitz to the family hometown of Newcastle-on-Tyne, Stan Wilkes was a YCL activist, certainly by the time Fidel Castro entered Havana with his […]

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Symons John

John Symons   Born in 1932, Symons was made branch secretary of the Plymouth Communist Party after only a year's membership in 1964.   At the Devon and Cornwall District Congress of the Party in […]

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Bond Bessie

    Bessie Bond   Bessie was born in Glasgow in 1900, where her trade union activity began as soon as she went into paid work.   She and her sister, after talking secretly to […]

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Bramley Norma

Norma Bramley   Norma was a Nottingham Young Communist League activist in the early 1960s. She took part in the Youth March against German bases in 1961 that went from formerly heavily bombed Coventry to […]

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Bland Bill

Bill Bland   Born on April 28th 1916, Bland paid a visit to the Soviet Union at the age of 21, in 1937, and thereafter dedicated his entire life and activity to the advancement of […]

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Balshaw Bill

Bill Balshaw   A building worker by trade, Balshaw was the Guernsey (Channel Islands) Communist Party secretary in the 1960s and 1970s. He worked closely with Norman Le Brocq (see separate entry), the Jersey Communist […]