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Darke Bob

Bob Darke   A bus conductor who joined the Party at the age of 22, Darke is most known as the former elected Hackney borough councillor for the Communist Party, who turned on the Party. […]

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Tatford David

  David Tatford During the 1970s, Tatford was a young Communist Party activist – and a poet – from South west London. He was one of those who split to join the New Communist Party in […]

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Hindroth Norman

 Norman Hindroth   Hindroth deserves a mention since he certainly held a Communist Party card, even though he was a spy for the British state who penetrated the Party during the Second World War.   […]

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Hillel Phyllis

Phyllis Hillel   Phyllis Hillel (left) was born in Hackney, the daughter of Pinkus Nirenstein, a grocer who ran a store in Victoria Park Road. When her parents registered her birth at Hackney Town Hall in 1915, they […]

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Gyseghem (van) Andre

 André van Gyseghem   was born on 18 August 1906 in Eltham, Kent, to Georges Emil van Gyseghem and his wife Minnie Evison (née Offord).  André went to school in Greenwich before studying drama at RADA. Although […]

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Greaves Walter

 Walter Greaves   Walter William Greaves was born in 1907 in what was then a village near Bradford. At the age of 14 his arm got so damaged in an accident that he had to have […]

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Carter Pete

Born Peter Edward Carter in Tipton in 8th July 1938, he was the eldest of five children to Ted and Mabel Carter, public house licencees of the Whitehall Tavern in Greets Green, West Bromwich. He […]

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Metelmann Henry

    Henry Metelmann   Henry Friedrich Carl Metelmann was born on Christmas Day in 1922 in a working-class town near Hamburg, the only son of Fritz, a railway worker who was a staunch socialist, and […]

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Heath Terry

 Terry Heath   Born in Arlington Road in 1934, the son of Fred, a postal worker, and Catherine, who worked in a munitions factory opposite their Mornington Crescent home as the Second World War started. […]