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Adams Eddie

Eddie Adams Adams left school in 1951 and. By his own account, was a “bit of a rough neck” in his teenage years, being a member of the Moorhouse Boys gang. This recruited from former […]

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Murray Ben

  Ben Murray Born Frederick Murray on 19th July 1895 in Enniskillen, he lived outside Aughnacloy, where his father was an RIC sergeant of a Methodist background.   Having emigrated to Canada at the age […]

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Mitchell Hambis

Hambis Mitchell   Mitchell was a leading personality in the Greek Cypriot community in Britain, who was in charge of 'The Vema' newspaper which largely followed Communist lines. During the 1950s and 1960s, the British […]

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O’Hara Roger

Roger O'Hara   The full-time secretary of Merseyside Communist Party from 1970 to 1980, he succeeded Tom Cassin, who held the role for just a year and Gerry Cohen before him, who was the incumbent […]

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Perkins Stella

Stella Perkins   A close comrade of Norman Le Broqc (see separate entry) in the Jersey Communist Party during its heyday year, Stella was one of the Party’s leading activists.   The group picture is of […]

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Skyrme Reuben

Reuben Skyrme   Skyrme was an engineering worker and active member of the Amalgamated Engineering Union in South Wales, in the No. 3 AEU Treforest Estate branch. He was a delegate from his union branch […]

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Soderberg Harry

Harry Soderberg   G. A "Harry" Soderberg was a Communist party member in its earliest days and became London organiser of the National Unemployed Workers' Committee Movement  (NUWCM), which had been established on 15th April 1921 […]

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Spark Frank

Frank Spark   Born in 1874, Spark was a long-standing and foundation Communist Party member from Mortlake, Richmond, Surrey. He started work at the age of thirteen and became involved in the labour movement aged […]

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Staden Sid

Sid Staden   Born in 1923, Sid, like his father before him, was a lighterman, who "drove" barges around the London docks. It was in this tough world that he became a trade unionist and […]

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Stannard Les

Les Stannard   Lesley Francis Stannard was born on 7th August 1919 in Deptford. He joined the Co-operative movement’s “Comrades Circle” (a kind of less edgy alternative to the Woodcraft Folk) at the age of […]