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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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Evans Jack

  Jack Evans Born in 1920, Jack Evans left his studies at Bristol University in 1939 to fight as a commando in the Second World War. Having returned to his studies after the war, he […]

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Luttrell Bill

  Bill Luttrell Born in Devon, Luttrell's family roots had strong radical traditions – his father was Liberal MP for Tavistock and a vegetarian campaigner; his mother, Dorothy Hope Wedderburn, was descended from William Wedderburn, […]

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Thacker Frank

  Frank Thacker A long-term member of the Coventry Communist Party, Thacker was the treasurer of the Editorial Committee producing “Coventry Labour's Voice”, a journal organised jointly between the Trades Council and the Labour Party […]

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Jarvie Bob

  Bob Jarvie  Jarvie was an active Communist Party member in Croydon in the 40s and 50s. He stood for the "working class" constituency of  West Croydon in the 1950 general election. He wrote in World News in late 1949 that: […]

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Kelly Dave

Dave Kelly Dave Kelly was aged 30 when he stood as a Communist candidate in the 1950 general election for Ilford South obtaining just short of a thousand votes. The son of a miner, Kelly […]

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Garrett George

Garrett George Born in Seacombe on August 13th 1896, Garrett was, like many of the Merseyside-Irish, brought up a Catholic but unusually he was the son of a Catholic mother and Protestant father. His father, […]

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Seabrook Dick

  Dick Seabrook Richard "Dick" Seabrook joined the Communist Party in 1931. He and his brother Alfred were both active in the Chelmsford Communist Party probably from its conception around 1933. Dick was a boot […]

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Pinney Rachel

  Rachel Pinney By Anna Hutton-North, author of `Ferguson’s Gang – The Maidens behind the Masks’. Rachel Pinney was born on 11th July 1909 to the wealthy Dorset-based Pinney family; owners of estates at Broadwinsor […]

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Hopkins Harold

Harold Hopkins   Born on 6th December 1918, the son of a bakery worker in Leicester, Harold Horace Hopkins became a renowned British physicist.  He obtained one of only two scholarships to attend the Gateway […]