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Lilley Sam

Sam Lilley    Samuel (always known as Sam outside of academic circles) Lilley was born in Belfast on 25th June 1914. His father, William Edwin Campbell Lilley, who married Lizzie Shaw in September 1913, worked […]

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Loeffler Frank

Frank Loeffler    Frank Loeffler was born in Oxford in 1920 to a father, George, a chemist who originated in Germany. George took his wife and Frank’s future mother, Elizabeth, to leave England at the […]

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Lowman Pete

Pete Lowman   Born on 9th Apr 1943, Pete Lowman was an official of the National Union of Hosiery and Knitwear Workers Union and subsequently NUKF&ATU (the merged union resulting from the link up with […]

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Levine Albert

Albert Levine   Of an eastern European background, Levine was born in the East End of London. Having joined the Communist Party, he was active in the defence of Cable Street against Oswald Mosley's fascists. […]

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Liddiard Frank

Frank Liddiard   Liddiard was born on the 8th of August 1922 and, in his youth, lived at Egham, a small place on the River Thames, next to Runnymede. His father worked on the Southern […]

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Lighthill Pat

Pat Lighthill     Patricia Lighthill was a Clerkenwell barmaid from an Irish background who married a taxi driver.   She was a key figure in the Clerkenwell branch of the Communist Party in the […]

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Lyons Danny

Danny Lyons   The long-term London docker and Communist Party activist, was a member of the non-official Port London Dockworkers Liaison Committee. Writing in the Communist Party’s weekly journal, `Comment’, in 1966 on planned changes […]

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Lindsay Cressida

Cressida Lindsay   Cressida Lindsay was born in 1930. Her uncle, Jack Lindsay, (see separate entry) was also a writer and a Communist.   She became fully immersed in the post-second world war avant garde […]

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Lawrence John

John Lawrence   Lawrence was twice an active figure in the Communist Party, the second time most notably, reflecting a political trajectory before and after each of his two bursts of membership that encompassed many […]