Harry Thompson (Leicester) Born 26th April 1907, Harry Thompson was a miner and active in the General Strike in the North East, where he first made contact with the Communist Party. Unemployment forced […]
Kath Westacott The daughter of a Welsh miner and a suffragette mother, she became active in the student movement when at Manchester University. It was at this point she joined the Communist Party, whilst […]
Peter Wright Peter Wright served in Yugoslavia during the Second World War with the partisans and spoke Serbo-Croat. In the post war period, he was part of the very significant group of Communist intellectuals […]
Danny Gibbons Danny Gibbons, born in 1901, was a political commissar for the British Battalion in Spain. One of four brothers, all of whom hailed from Renton in Dunbartonshire, which returned two Communist councillors […]
Iris Craig Iris Craig (her married name) worked in setting up the Young Communist League group at King's College, London in the 1930s. She died in 1994.
George Freeland George Freeland was member of the Communist Party, who taught at Medway school, became headmaster of Alderman Richard Hallam school in Leicester. He was active in the campaign for comprehensive education in […]
Hilda Forman Born on the 1st January 1920 Hilda Sybil Forman was daughter to Harry and Rachel Davies. The middle child of Jewish Russian/Polish migrants, her impoverished upbringing worsened when her father, a tailor’s machinist, […]
Sid Fink Sidney Fink was a Jewish Communist, probably one of three cadres sent by the British Communist Party to an OMS Liaison Service course in Moscow in January 1936. This was the Comintern EC’s […]