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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 […]

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Hornsby Stan

Stan Hornsby   George Stanley Hornsby was born on 4 February 1900 in Derby to George W, a confectionary commercial traveller, and Ada Hornsby.   Young George seems to have adopted the name Stan in […]


Bates Frank

Frank Bates An active member of the Communist Party in Coventry, Bates was a member of the AEU. While not very active in the branch due to his health, he had been Party literature secretary. […]