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Jack John

John Jack John Jack moved to Tumble from Llanfyrnach to work in the pits, beginning as a labourer.   He was already much influenced politically by involvement in trade unionism when he was conscripted in World […]

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Jacks Digby

 Digby Jacks  Born 16th May 1945, Jacks was the son of a building surveyor. He grew up in Charlton, south-east London and read biology at King's College London. He then studied at the Institute of […]

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Jackson Frank (b1910 Wales)

Frank Jackson (1910-2004, Wales) Born in the Rhondda Valley in South Wales in 1910, Frank Jackson’s paternal grandfather, Abraham Zarchin, had emigrated from Georgia, then part of Russia, to escape the pogroms of the 1880s, […]

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Jackson John

John Jackson Jackson was a Glasgow bookfolder and Branch Secretary for the 141 member strong Proven Communist Party in the early 1960s. He lived on the largest council housing estate in Proven, which contained 29,000 […]

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Jackson T A

 T.A. Jackson   The British working-class intellectual, Thomas Alfred Jackson, was born in Clerkenwell, London, in 1879.   Tommy Jackson – always TA to the world – he is remembered as the working-class autodidact. As […]

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Jacobs Julie

Julie (Julius) Jacobs Julie Jacobs, born in 1906, was a long-standing Communist, furnishing trades worker and NUFTO official, and the charismatic leader of the London Trades Council from 1945 to 1952. As such he wrote […]

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Jacques Martin

Martin Jacques Martin Jacques was born in October 1945 in Coventry and raised there by Communist Party parents. He joined the Young Communist League Communist Party in 1961 when he was still just 15 and […]

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James KIm

Kim James Born in the 1920s, Kim James was a modern renaissance man all to himself.  He served in the 3rd Royal Tank Regiment during the Second World War when he joined the Communist Party. He […]

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James Tommy

Tommy James   Tommy (T H) James was born in 1898 and began work in 1912 at Rotherham Main Colliery. After a spell in the army during world war one, he found himself unemployed and […]