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Aaronovitch David

David Aaronovitch   Born in 1954, Aaronovitch was the son of a rather more grounded leading member of the Communist Party, the father being Sam Aaronovitch (see separate entry). David Aaronovitch was also a member […]

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Aaronovitch Sam

Sam Aaronovitch   Aaronovitch was the second son of Lithuanian Jewish parents who fled to London in the early part of the 20th century. Born on December 26th 1919, in Stepney’s Cable Street, he left […]

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Abbott Bill

Bill Abbott   Born in Ancoats, Manchester in 1905, Abbott became an apprentice pattern-maker at a firm of wire manufacturers at the age of fourteen. He worked there for eight years, from 1919-27, until he […]

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Abbott Dorothy

Dorothy Pauline Abbott (Knight) Born Norwich October 26th 1920, Dorothy Abbott (she later married and adopted the name Knight) was seconded by the Department of Overseas Trade to be employed as a shorthand typist to […]

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Abbott May

May Abbott May Abbott was a weaver from the age of 14, and a member of YCL and CPGB from an early age. She was also the full time secretary of the Rossendale branch of the Textile […]

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Abbott Syd

Syd Abbott A leading engineering worker in Lancashire, he was the youngest ever district president of the AEU in Rawtenstall and became a full time worker for the Communist Party in around 1941-2. He was […]

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Abley Tom

Tom Abley Tom Abley was an engineering worker and union convenor of shop stewards at the Sunbeam Talbort factory at Acton, West London. A key union organiser at the factory, he led the opposition to […]

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Abraham Phil

Phil Abraham The secretary of the Nantyglo branch of the National Unemployed Workers Movement, Abraham was effectively the local leader of the unemployed. He reckoned that around 60% of the unemployed in Blaina were associated […]

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Adam Grace

  Dr Grace Adam   Born in 1898 in Scotland, Grace Adam was for many years a member of the Communist Party, probably from the 1930s.   She lived at various addresses over the years […]