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Charlesworth Jack

Jack Charlesworth John James Charlesworth, always known as Jack, was born in 1900 at the family home of 4, Howitt Street, Heanor, in the Nottingham district. His father was a hosiery dyer’s sorter, a semi-skilled […]

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Cullen Dr C K

  Dr C K Cullen Carl K Cullen, always known as C K Cullen, was born in Gloucestershire in 1893. His father, Augustus H Cullen (born 1862 in Nottingham) was a Congregationalist Minister.  CK’s mother […]

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Cole, Max and Dorothy

  Max and Dorothy (née Barnard later Wedderburn) Cole   Dorothy Enid Barnard was born on 18th September 1925 as in Walthamstow, north-east London, the youngest child of Frederick Barnard, a class-conscious trade unionist carpenter […]

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Corum Alf & Evelyn

Alf Corum Born in 1890, Alf Corum was from a musical family, although his father (also Alfred) was a bookseller’s assistant. His mother’s father had been the assistant stage manager at Drury Lane Theatre and […]

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Clough James

James Clough  During the height of the Second World War, whilst on active duty with RAF 149 Squadron, Flight Sergeant Air-Gunner James Algernon Clough prepared a letter to his parents, James and Kate Clough, which […]

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Coleman Tom

Tom Coleman   In 1935, Tom Coleman of Dalefield Avenue, Normanton, was fined £1:13s at the West Riding Police Court at Wakefield for harbouring an illicit still.   The item made the news since he […]

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Cooper Charles

Charles Cooper Born on June 5th 1910 in London's East End, the ninth and youngest child of a kosher butcher from the Ukraine (the family name was Gralnick), Charles left school at 14 to follow […]

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Carter Pete

 Pete Carter          Born Peter Edward Carter in Tipton in 8th July 1938, he was the eldest of five children to Ted and Mabel Carter, public house licencees of the Whitehall Tavern in Greets Green, […]

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Coleman Doug

 W L (Doug) Coleman   Doug Coleman pictured in 1988) was probably born in London in 1918 and joined the Communist Party as a very young man in 1935. It is believed that he was active […]

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Carter Maisie

 Maisie Carter A Communist Party activist, teacher, and active NUT member, from North West Surrey for very many years,  she became New Communist Party District secretary at the time of the 1977 formation of the […]