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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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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 […]

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Fraser Rhoda

  A brief biography of Rhoda Fraser by Graham Stevenson additions and corrections welcomed: info@grahamstevenson.me.uk   The first Women's Department in the Scottish district of the Communist Party was run by Agnes Maxwell in 1944. Rhoda […]

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Davies Harry

  A brief biography of Harry Davies by Graham Stevenson additions and corrections welcomed: info@grahamstevenson.me.uk     Born in 1887, Harry joined the Royal Engineers in 1914 at only 17 years of age. In 1919 […]

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Shephard Bill

Bill was born to a working class family in Petts Wood, Kent. He spent his national service with the RAF in Malaya. He returned home in 1948 to a job in advertising and began attending […]

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Rosenthal Helen

  Helen Rosenthal Born in June 1949, of Jewish background, she was the daughter of Phyllis and Harold Rosenthal, the latter of which was an music critic, writer, lecturer, and broadcaster about opera and the […]

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Gower Eric

  A brief biography of Eric Gower by Graham Stevenson additions and corrections welcomed: info@grahamstevenson.me.uk   Eric Gower, who had been Secretary of Manchester City Labour Party, stood as Communist candidate for Parliament in a […]

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Davies Bob

  A brief biography of Bob Davies by Graham Stevenson additions and corrections welcomed: info@grahamstevenson.me.uk Born in 1901, Bob Davies, of Bolton and St Helens, was a foundation member of the Party.  He left school […]