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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 […]


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 […]

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Morton Gary

Gary Morton One of two sons of Ken, an engineer, and Hilda (née Bracken), a secretary, Gary attended University College school in Hampstead, north London, where he developed a lifelong passion for politics. He immersed […]


Clare Joan

Joan Clare A long standing Communist Party member in Birmingham, she had been in the Handsworth branch of the CPGB and after re-establishment of the party was in the Sandwell and then the Birmingham CPB […]

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Patterson Walter

Walter Patterson The Communist Party’s full time National Student Organiser in the late 1950s and early 1960s. During this period, he apparently left a briefcase with index cards in it, presumably of student members, which […]