Hastings Jack

Jack Hastings Francis John Clarence Westenra Plantagenet ‘Jack’ Hastings, the 16th Earl of Huntingdon, was born on 30 January 1901 to his father, the 15th Earl, and mother, Maud Margaret Wilson.  The family traced its […]

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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 […]


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 […]


Cohen Eve

 Eve is pictured on the right in the 1950s at a National Assembly of Women meeting Eve Cohen Eve Cohen was born into a poor Jewish family in  Liverpool in 1919. She left grammar school […]