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Nicholson David

David Nicholson Nicholson was born in Nottingham in 1956 and educated at Forest Fields Grammar School. He graduated from Bristol Polytechnic with a history and politics degree and began work in the health sphere. At […]

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Articles and reviews

Orwellian mischief

Orwellian mischief – the politics and psychology of an anti-Communist by Graham Stevenson The 1941 drawings by Gertrude Elias from her story board for a cartoon film mooted to the Ministry of Information.  Orwell briefly worked […]

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Ford Connie

Connie Ford Connie M. Ford was born in 1912 in south-east London, the youngest of three daughters, her sisters being Edith and Laura.  Their father was a manufacturer of school scientific apparatus and, later, artillery […]

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Sloan Pat

Pat Sloan  Born Patrick Alan Sloan on the 19th May 1908 in Northumberland, his father was a manager of an electrical power company. Pat Sloan graduated with a First in Economics from Cambridge University. He […]

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Julius Manny

Manny Julius Manny was born Emmanuel Nadelsticher on 25th May 1912 in Westcliff-on-Sea to Harry and Sophie Julius.  Harry's father's name had been Julius Nadelsticher but he eventually became known as Mr N Julius and […]

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Evans Chris

  Chris Evans Born Christopher Evans around 1912, Chris Evans became a miner employed at the Seven Sisters Colliery and was an active Communist trades unionist for much of his life. In his younger days, […]

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Nield John

John Nield Councillor John Nield was a Communist member of the Liverpool County Borough Council who belonged to the Communist faction of the Labour Party and later simply the Communist Party. Nield was but one of […]

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Goodwin Dennis

Dennis Goodwin Dennis Goodwin was born Dennis Charles Zihff, 1916 in Bethnal Green, London. (The name is more usually spelt `Ziff’ and is Hebrew for “wolf”.)  His father, Phillip, born in Russia in 1878, was a […]

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Smith John Maynard

  John Maynard Smith Smith was born in 1920 to a well-off family; on leaving school, joined the Communist Party when he began an engineering degree at Trinity College Cambridge. He was an aeronautical engineer […]

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Jeffreys Margot

  A brief biography of Margot Jefferys by Graham Stevenson info@grahamstevenson.me.uk Born as Margaret Davies in Madras, India on 1st November 1916, she started out as an economic historian, graduating in 1938 from the London […]