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.
Jim Crump Crump was a long-standing figure in the Birmingham and Midlands Communist Parties from 1926 to the early 1970s. His father, also James Crump, was Midlands Area Secretary of the Transport and General […]
Don and Doris Connolly Doris Connolly was born in Great Yarmouth in 1924, whilst her husband Don, was born in Kent two years later. Both were community stalwarts on the New Parks estate in Leicester […]
Jud Colman Jud (Julius) Colman of 3, Lytton Ave, Cheetham, was a 20-year-old member of the Young Communist League when he and two friends from Manchester travelled to Paris in an attempt to reach Spain […]
Fred Beney Born in 1922, Fred joined the staff of Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers (USDAW) in 1952 as a collector/ canvasser in his native London, having been active in the South London […]
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 […]
Betty Coates Born in Romford, Essex on March 12th 1926, as Betty Smith. Her childhood was indelibly marked by her mother’s death from breast cancer in 1937, when Betty was just eleven years old. She […]