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Davy Harry

Harry Davy Harold Davy was the President of the Hull 2nd Branch of the Amalgamated Society of Woodworkers (today part of UCATT) and, as such, a mass leader Humberside building workers during the 1920s and 1930s. A […]

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Cohen Eve

Eve Cohen Eve Cohen was born into a poor Jewish family in  Liverpool in 1919. She left grammar school at the age of 17 and worked as a clerk in an office for 7 years […]

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McCourt Barney

Bernard "Barney" McCourt McCourt was a leading Communist from Bellshill, Lanarkshire, Scotland. He was a parliamentary candidate in the 1931 general election for Bothwell. Every penny had to be raised locally. The Daily Worker reported […]

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Cohen Eric

Eric Cohen  Eric Cohen was born in 1912 to Jewish parents who came to Liverpool from Russia at the beginning of the century.  After school he trained and became a chartered accountant but joined the […]

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Klingender Francis

Francis Klingender Born in 1907, Francis Donald Klingender became a Marxist when at the London School of Economics. Associated with Student Vanguard from 1932-3, he was certainly a member the St Pancras branch of the CP […]

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Pascal Roy

Roy Pascal Educated at King Edward’s School in Birmingham, Roy Pascal was born on 28 February 1904. Becoming a Cambridge don, he was close to Maurice Dobb, and greatly assisted ther remarkable shift to the […]

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Hollamby Ted

Ted Hollamby Born Edward Hollamby in 1921 in Hammersmith, where his father was a police constable, Ted studied architecture at the Hammersmith School of Arts and Crafts in the 1930s. Influenced by one of his favourite […]

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Maskey Bert

Bert Maskey (Barnett Masansky) – a biography by his grandson David Mason The photograph is a Photoshop restoration from Barnett’s Alien’s Identity Book. To go back to his beginning, Bert Maskey was born ‘Barnett Masansky’ in […]

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Connolly Mick

Mick Connolly Mick Connolly was one of five children born to Ellen and Danny Connolly, the latter being a Communist Party member. During the tail-end of the Blitz in 1941, Ellen moved her children to […]