Frank and June Chenoweth
Born into a radical family, June grew up in
June met Frank Chenoweth (seemingly an old Cornish name), who was a below-decks engineer in the North Atlantic convoys, in a Communist Party bookshop in Plymouth – both of them were then members of the Party. They endured long periods of separation during the war, married in 1947, then spent a short time in the
As a mature student, June trained to be a teacher, specialising in literacy teaching and helping disadvantaged students.
After Frank died in 1973, June moved to Wiltshire, but travelled widely, particularly in Eastern Europe and the
In 1984 she raised money for the striking miners, and was presented with a brass miner's lamp in
June Chenoweth died aged 85 in 2008.
Source: The Guardian 11th December 2008