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Stubbs Dick

Dick Stubbs Richard Stubbs was born in April 1909 to a mother who was a former Belfast mill worker. His father was a Lancashire tin smith father, who moved the family to Cheltenham sto seek […]

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Freeman John

John Freeman   John Freeman was born in 1934 between the Shankill and Crumlin Roads. In the late 50s, he found work in Australia before returning home to Northern Ireland in the following decade. He […]

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Kunes Hilda

Hilda Kunes An active Communist Party member in the early 1950, Hilda Kunes was elected to the Communist Party’s national executive committee in 1954 at the 23rd Congress. She was one of seven women elected […]

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Clarke William Lawrie

William Lawrie Clarke Born in March 1897, a native of St Ives, his family left for Barry, South Wales, to find work.  In turn, Clarke worked for Great Western Railways, joining ASLEF in 1912. Like […]

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Bowden John

John Bowden John Bowden was born on May 4th 1929 at Woking Maternity Home in Surrey to Edith and Sydney Bowden. He had an elementary education but had a natural flair for literacy and was […]

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Brown Arthur

Arthur Brown Arthur Frederick James Brown was born on November 30th 1914 in Cardiff. He went from Barry grammar school in 1932 to read greats at St John's College, Oxford, where he joined the Communist […]