Bernard McKenna McKenna was born in 1916 in Manchester into a desperately poor family, from Irish-English stock. The seventh child, he was the first to survive infancy. For most of his childhood his father was […]
Iris Morley (Jacob) Iris Vivienne Morley was born on the 10th May 1910 at Carshalton, Surrey, the daughter of Colonel Lyddon Charteris Morley CBE and Gladys Vivienne Charteris Braddell. She studied at RADA and appeared […]
Griff MacLaurin Griffith Campbell MacLaurin was a New Zealander who became a Communist in Britain and died fighting in Spain in 1936. MacLaurin – or Mac to his friends – and his family lived in Remuera, […]
Wolf Mankowitz Born Cyril Wolf Mankowitz on 7th November 1924 in Bethnal Green, he was educated at East Ham Grammar School. His father, Solomon Mankowitz, was an émigré Russian Jewish immigrant. Being a second-hand book dealer, […]
H. Merrells A leading figure in the British National Minority Movement (NMM) electricians’ section, Merrells attended the 5th Congress of the Red International of Labour Unions (RILU) in Moscow in the 1930s.