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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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Lowe Tom

Tom Lowe Born in 1883 in Belfast, Tom Lowe’s father was a member of the Social Democratic Federation (SDF). He was apprenticed as a skilled iron-moulder, or foundry worker, in Lancashire and later blacklisted for […]

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Luttrell Bill

  Bill Luttrell Born in Devon, Luttrell's family roots had strong radical traditions – his father was Liberal MP for Tavistock and a vegetarian campaigner; his mother, Dorothy Hope Wedderburn, was descended from William Wedderburn, […]

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Leckie Jack

Jack Leckie John Villiers Leckie was a member of the Socialist Labour Party, born in Scotland of Irish extraction, he was a time-served engineering worker. He was the Chairman of the Communist Labour Party, a transitional body, […]

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Lubetkin Berthold

 Berthold Lubetkin Berthold Romanovich Lubetkin (14 December 1901 — 23 October 1990) was a Russian émigré architect who pioneered modernist design in Britain in the 1930s. His work includes the Highpoint housing complex, London Zoo […]

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Littlewood Joan

  Joan Littlewood Director of a theatre in a state of perpetual revolution and passionate creator of art and fun (though she never did get her people's palace) Joan Littlewood, who has died aged 87, […]

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Lawson Neil

LawsoNeiNeilNeilNeil  Neil Lawson      Born on April 8th 1907 (or 1908), Lawson was a member of the Communist Party member from about 1931, probably formally for a decade, possibly secretly or informally for another […]

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Landis Harry

Harry Landis   Harry Landis was born in Stepney in 1929, a place famed for its resistance to fascism, but he remembers taking refuge in his mother’s lap even at the age of ten when […]

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Lenehan Pete

Peter Lenahan   Hailing from St Helen’s, Peter Lenahan was a leading shop-steward in the building industry on Merseyside in the 70s and 80s.  As a long-term unemployed worker, he was on both the 1981 […]