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Jones David Ivon

David Ivon Jones   D I Jones was born in 1883 in Aberystwyth, Wales. Jones was orphaned as a young child and brought up by his grandparents, but his grandmother also died when he was […]

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Kenton Rafa

Rafa Kenton She was married to Lou Kenton (see separate entry), former International Brigader, in 1941. During the 1940s, she was a full-time organiser for the London Young Communist League (YCL).   At the London […]

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Kline Laura

Laura Kline   Born Yetta Leah Amias in 1917 in the east end of London, into a loving Jewish Orthodox home, she found `gentle rebellion’ from a young age. At 13 she cajoled her father, […]

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Landis Harry

Harry Landis   Harry Landis was born in Stepney in 1929, a place famed for its resistance to fascism, but he remembers taking refuge in his mother’s lap even at the age of ten when […]

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Lenehan Pete

Peter Lenahan   Hailing from St Helen’s, Peter Lenahan was a leading shop-steward in the building industry on Merseyside in the 70s and 80s.  As a long-term unemployed worker, he was on both the 1981 […]

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Merrells H

H. Merrells    A leading figure in the British National Minority Movement (NMM) electricians’ section, Merrells attended the 5th Congress of the Red International of Labour Unions (RILU) in Moscow in the 1930s.  

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Lilley Sam

Sam Lilley    Samuel (always known as Sam outside of academic circles) Lilley was born in Belfast on 25th June 1914. His father, William Edwin Campbell Lilley, who married Lizzie Shaw in September 1913, worked […]

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Loeffler Frank

Frank Loeffler    Frank Loeffler was born in Oxford in 1920 to a father, George, a chemist who originated in Germany. George took his wife and Frank’s future mother, Elizabeth, to leave England at the […]

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Lowman Pete

Pete Lowman   Born on 9th Apr 1943, Pete Lowman was an official of the National Union of Hosiery and Knitwear Workers Union and subsequently NUKF&ATU (the merged union resulting from the link up with […]