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Thomas George Cllr

Councillor George Thomas A Treherbert trade union and political activist during the 1920s and 1930s.  He was active in the Clerks Union and found himself persecuted in the clerical workers strike of 1920. A consequentially long […]

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Picton Tom

  Tom Picton   Thomas Issac Picton was born in 1895 and became a miner in Treherbert, Rhonnda Fawr, South Wales.   He was one-time amateur middle weight boxing champion of Wales. During the 1914-18 […]

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Syers Sam

Sam Syers   Born Colin Paul Syers in Edgware, London, he was the youngest of three sons of John, a tool and clockmaker, and Rose. He acquired the nickname Sam at Kingsbury grammar.   From […]

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Wayne Wolf

Wolf Wayne   Wayne was brought up in a working class London household. Having studied history at university, he became an adult education lecturer later in life.   Wolf served in the armed forces during […]

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Weddell Bob

 Bob Weddell Bob Weddell, almost certainly born in 1913, was a leading member of Edinburgh Young Communist League (YCL) from when he joined in 1936. He was secretary of the Youth Food Ship Committee that […]

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Ogden Dennis

Dennis Ogden    Dennis Ogden worked in the Soviet Union from 1955 as a translator for the Moscow based Foreign Languages Publishing House.  From 1959 to the end of 1962 he was Moscow correspondent for […]

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Lubetkin Berthold

 Berthold Lubetkin Berthold Romanovich Lubetkin (14 December 1901 — 23 October 1990) was a Russian émigré architect who pioneered modernist design in Britain in the 1930s. His work includes the Highpoint housing complex, London Zoo […]

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Littlewood Joan

  Joan Littlewood Director of a theatre in a state of perpetual revolution and passionate creator of art and fun (though she never did get her people's palace) Joan Littlewood, who has died aged 87, […]

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Knight Mary

Mary Knight Knight was a leading Communist Party and Labour Party member in Rusholme in Manchester, where she was a councillor up to the 1920s.   She had been a member of the long established […]