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Robson Peter

Peter Robson   Robson worked at the Lots Road Power station in Fulham and was a member of the ETU electricians union’s West Supply branch and a delegate from it to Fulham TUC.   A […]

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Kitson Dave

David Kitson   Born Ian David Kitson on 25th August 1919, he studied mechanical engineering at Howard College, Durban, graduating in 1942. Kitson served as a sapper with the South African army on foreign tours […]

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Rowlands Ted

Ted Rowlands    An engineering worker and shop steward for the AEU, Rowlands was an active Communist Party member in Newcastle.   He stood as the Communist candidate for a Newcastle Council by-election in St. […]

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Keyworth Flo

Flo Keyworth Florence Keyworth, who worked for a marathon 42 years as a highly skilled journalist on the Morning Star and its predecessor the Daily Worker, died aged 91 in 2010. She was a superb […]

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Devine Frieda

Frieda Devine   Frieda Maria Truhar was born on August 4th 1911 in Pittsburgh to a Croatian immigrant couple of Catholic background who had become firm socialists, her father being a steel worker.   She […]

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Liddiard Frank

Frank Liddiard   Liddiard was born on the 8th of August 1922 and, in his youth, lived at Egham, a small place on the River Thames, next to Runnymede. His father worked on the Southern […]

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Papaioannou Ezekias

Ezekias Papaioannou     Born on October 8th 1908 in the village of Kellaki, Limassol District, in Cyprus, Papaioannou worked as a miner, and then as a manual worker in the port of Piraeus. He […]

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Lighthill Pat

Pat Lighthill     Patricia Lighthill was a Clerkenwell barmaid from an Irish background who married a taxi driver.   She was a key figure in the Clerkenwell branch of the Communist Party in the […]

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Poole Ted

Ted Poole   A Swindon Communist activist who, after the Trade Unions Congress passed Resolution 42 in the early 1960s marking the fact that active trade unionists should be interested in culture, set up with […]

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Lyons Danny

Danny Lyons   The long-term London docker and Communist Party activist, was a member of the non-official Port London Dockworkers Liaison Committee. Writing in the Communist Party’s weekly journal, `Comment’, in 1966 on planned changes […]