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The Memoirs of Frank Watters

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“Being Frank”: The Memoirs of Frank Watters   “Dedicated to my grandchildren      Ben and Joanne Stevenson” © Estate of Frank Watters 2006 ******************************************************************   Editor’s note: The text of `Being Frank’ reproduced here is [...]
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The Communist Party in the 1980s

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THE BRITISH COMMUNIST PARTY IN THE 1980s: REVISIONISM, RESISTANCE AND RE-ESTABLISHMENT                                        The background to the falling apart of the CPGB was deeply rooted in controversies about which direction the Party should go; should [...]
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The Great Money Trick

An edited version in play format, by Graham Stevenson, of a section of Tressell’s book, for use by political groups as an educational tool…. THE GREAT MONEY TRICK – A PLAY IN ONE ACT: ADAPTED FROM [...]
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Karl Marx’s `Capital’

KARL MARX’S `CAPITAL’ – WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT?   BY GRAHAM STEVENSON     “Capital – a critical analysis of capitalist production” by Karl Marx was the product of half a lifetime’s ongoing research on [...]
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There are many individual Communist Biographies in this section of this site, adding up to hundreds and hundreds of thousands of words! Work on newly researched biographies is on-going and suggestions, new information, additions, corrections, and queries from readers are always welcome. Reminiscences that readers have are particularly interesting. Use the contact me tab to get in touch. “Man’s dearest possession is life. It is given to him but once, and he must live it [...]

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Apling Paddy

  66555543            (E C) Paddy Apling Born on 11th April 1925 as Edward Chatterton Apling, he found his baptismal name a bit too pompous for taste, growing up. With no connections to Ireland, his choice […]

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Armour Lou

Lou Armour Born in Liverpool, Armour joined the Communist Party from an early age. A skilled painter by trade, he became a full time official of the Association of Painters and Decorators in 1966 and […]

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Allison George

George Allison Born 1895, Allison was a founding member of the British Communist Party and was for a long time a member of the central committee, or executive, of the Party.   Like many early […]

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Avner Sid

Sid Avner Sidney Avner (picture left with moustache) was a Young Communist League (YCL) and Communist Party member from Upper Clapton, Hackney, London. He attended Davenant Foundation School and lived at at 55 Clapton Common. He […]

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Aisbitt Tom

Tom Aisbitt Thomas Aisbitt was a veteran of the Newcastle-upon-Tyne Communist Party. He was a close friend of Dave Atkinson (see separate entry), a fellow Communist. Tom was a prominent member of the woodworkers union. […]

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Ainsworth Bill

Bill Ainsworth in later life[/caption] Bill Ainsworth W S Ainsworth was born on 17 January 1917 in Birmingham to William and Emily Ainsworth. Young Bill met his wife Gwen met at a Young Communist League […]