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Pavett Jean

Jean Pavett   Born Jennie Alexandra George on 1st December 1914, but always known as Jean, she married George Charles Pavett, born 10 April 1907, in 1933.  Jean was involved in the West London Theatre […]

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Kay John D

John D. Kay     Born in 1927, John Kay worked for most of his professional life as an architect at the Department of Education, where to quote from an article he wrote entitled Old […]

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Underwood Brian

Brian Underwood by Marie Pride, Brian’s partner of 35 years. Brian was born in 1930 into a working class family in Bedminster, then an industrial area to the South of Bristol. His father was a docker […]

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Lawlor Dickie

Dickie Lawlor Born Jeremiah Richard Lawlor in 1915, Dickie first became a temporary postman in the summer of 1932 and remained connected to the General Post Office all his life. He appears to have joined […]

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Rickman Alan

Alan Rickman Alan was born and bred in Birmingham, and joined the Communist Party in 1946 on his return from wartime service. He was a keen cyclist, winning many awards for his speed as a […]

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Mudie Robin

Robin Mudie He was known as Robin, but born Robert David Mudie on May 17, 1922 to Angelici (nee Falcioni) and Robert Wright Mudie, a jute mill manager in Bengal.  Robin's aunt also lived in […]

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Rickman Irene

Irene Rickman Annie Banham remembers an indomitable spirit who dedicated her life to making the world a better place. Namely, Irene Rickman, life member of Birmingham Clarion Singers, lifelong member of the Communist Party in […]

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Parker Frank

Frank Parker   Frank was a member of the Communist Party's youth wing, the YCL, and subsequently the Party itself without break from 1937, from when he was a mere 13 years of age. He […]

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Baker Isabel

Isabel Baker Born on January 26th 1909 as Isabella Woodhill Potts, to a father who was a joiner and later an engineering turner and a mother who was a home-maker.  The family was living in Mitcham, […]