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Cave Cissie

Cissie Cave   Cissie was a cleaner in the offices of the Guernsey State electricity department during the 1940s. A stalwart collector  for the Daily Worker, she sent a shilling (12 old pence) every week to […]

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MacDonald Theodore

Theodore MacDonald   Professor Theodore Harney MacDonald, or Theo, as so many knew him, may be remembered best by our readers as the author of Hippocrates in Havana, Schooling the Revolution, and the more recent […]

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Williams John (JS)

    John (Jack) Samuel Williams   Known throughout his life as 'J.S' or 'Jack Williams the Communist', he was born in Bethseda, Caernarvonshire in 1900. He and his father moved down to the South […]

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Maher John

John Maher   John Maher was born in Cappamore, County Limerick, but came to London as a young man and settled in Kilburn. He married May, his wife of 46 years who was ten years […]

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Watson Bill

Bill Watson Bill Watson was born in Irlam in 1944 to a working-class family. His father worked as a bricklayer and his mother worked on a farm as well as in munitions factories during the […]

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Marks Beattie

Beattie Marks Born in October 1902, she was a foundation member of the Communist Party and from 1921, she worked in a full-time capacity for the Party.   In a tribute to her on her 50th […]

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Wild Bessie

Bessie Wild   Bessie Berry got involved in the Communist Party in her mid to late 20s in the early 1930s.   She and Sam Wild (see separate entry) met during the course of Party […]

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Wild Sam

Sam Wild Sam Wild was born in Ardwick, Manchester, to an Irish immigrant family, in 1908. He grew up attending rallies at Manchester’s Stephenson Square listening to speakers calling for the home rule of Ireland. […]