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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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McColgan Doro

  Dorothea McColgan (also known as Lerner and Flatto) Born in Dresden, Germany, into a Jewish family that emigrated to Britain when she was two years old, Doro Flatto grew up in north London, attending […]

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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 […]

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Collinson Arthur

Arthur Thomas Collinson Collinson was born in 1893 in the Twyford Buildings, in the St Giles registration district in London, later to become part of the Holborn district. He was educated at Wild Street School, […]

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Charlesworth Jack

Jack Charlesworth John James Charlesworth, always known as Jack, was born in 1900 at the family home of 4, Howitt Street, Heanor, in the Nottingham district. His father was a hosiery dyer’s sorter, a semi-skilled […]

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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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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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Hostettler John

John Hostettler Born in 1925, John (A?) Hosteller joined the Communist Party in 1942 and was a member of the national committee member of the Young Communist League (YCL) in the late 1940s. Refering to […]

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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: […]