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Fraser Rhoda

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


Davies Harry

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

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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 […]


Williams Bert

Bert Williams Born in 1895, Bert Williams was originally a miner from Wales, from a working class family of four sisters and a brother. He began work in the pits at the age of 14. […]

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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:   Eric Gower, who had been Secretary of Manchester City Labour Party, stood as Communist candidate for Parliament in a […]


Davies Bob

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