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Keable Bill

Bill Keable William George Keable was born in 1903 in Limehouse East London, the eldest child of six of a father who was a postman and a mother who was a shirt-maker. His grandmother had […]

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Thomas Tom (H B)

  Tom Thomas Herbert Beverley Thomas (known to everyone as Tom Thomas) was born in Dalston, Hackney, East London in June 1902. He was educated at an London County Council School and, aged 14, started […]

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Thring Lillian (Harris)

Lillian Thring Lillian Mary Harris was born on the 8th December 1887, in the now obsolete Pancras registration district of London, covering places such as Camden Town, Grays Inn, Kentish Town, Regents Park, Somers Town, and […]

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Hyndman Jimmy

  Jim Hyndman James Hyndman was born on the 4th September 1911 at 175 Queen St, Govan, Glasgow. His parents, Robert Hyndman from Ardstraw and Matilda Boggs from Legfordrum, were married in Newtownstewart and moved […]

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Wyncoll Peter

Peter Wyncoll Peter Harold Wyncoll (left speaking) was born on 24 May 1939 in Basford, Nottinghamshire. In his early teens he was precociously a member of the Young Socialists but soon joined the Communist Party, which […]

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Barr Sammy

Sammy Barr Born December 20th 1931, as Samuel Alexander Barr, he began working in the shipyards of the Clyde as an apprentice welder with Charles Connell and Company in Scotstoun when he was 15 years […]

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Clough James

James Clough  During the height of the Second World War, whilst on active duty with RAF 149 Squadron, Flight Sergeant Air-Gunner James Algernon Clough prepared a letter to his parents, James and Kate Clough, which […]

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Busby Bob

  Bob Busby Busby was President of the Middleton trades council and its delegate to the Lancashire Federation of Trades Councils. Middleton is now within the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale, in Greater Manchester and to […]