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Lawton Gilbert

Gilbert Lawton John Gilbert Lawton, on leaving school, went to work on his local newspaper. He joined the Communist Party in the 1930s. He was soon in London, on the Daily Worker, covering stunts organised […]

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Law Chris

Chris Law A long-time AEU stalwart and Communist in Sheffield, Chris Law took part in his first strike in 1932 at the age of 16 years, when the Sheffield Star newspaper cut its commission to […]

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Lazarus Abe

  Abe Lazarus Abe Lazarus was born, from a Jewish background, in Chiswick in 1911 and joined the Communist Party at Hammersmith in 1930. He played a key role in the Firestone strike in 1933 […]

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Langton Win

Winifred Langton Born in Plaistow, in east London, one of six children on May 20th 1909. Three of her siblings had earlier died in the 1902 smallpox epidemic. Her mother was a working class suffragette […]