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O’Donnell Dennis

Dennis O'Donnell   Born in 1916, O'Donnell was elected as a Communist councillor for Bilston New Town ward in May 1956. Then living at 3 Rainbow Street Coseley, he was an active member of the […]

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Ogden Dennis

Dennis Ogden    Dennis Ogden worked in the Soviet Union from 1955 as a translator for the Moscow based Foreign Languages Publishing House.  From 1959 to the end of 1962 he was Moscow correspondent for […]

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Oldershaw Tom

Tom Oldershaw A carpenter by trade Oldershaw was a member of the Battersea Number 2 branch of the Amalgamated Society of Woodworkers. He seconded a motion to the local Trades Council to establish an Aid to Spain committee […]

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Olive Paul

Paul Olive   Born into a Jewish Communist family in Chelmsford, Essex, Olive attended King Edward VII grammar school in Chelmsford and read philosophy at Edinburgh University. He was involved with the anti-apartheid movement and […]

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O’Hara Roger

Roger O'Hara   The full-time secretary of Merseyside Communist Party from 1970 to 1980, he succeeded Tom Cassin, who held the role for just a year and Gerry Cohen before him, who was the incumbent […]

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Oldrey Brian

Brian Oldrey   Born on June 9th 1947, Brian Oldrey began his working life with British Telecom in London. He became involved in trade union activities with the Civil and Public Servants' Association and probably […]

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Openshaw Charlie

  Charlie Openshaw Openshaw was a close friend of the young Harry Pollitt. An engineering worker and literature secretary for the Openshaw Socialist Society, which was established in 1906, Openshaw was a founding member of […]

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Oliver Daphne

  Daphne Oliver A long-standing member of staff and former pupil at Leiston and Summerhill School, Daphne Lilian Oliver was not known there by either of her given names but by almost everyone as `Olly’. The […]

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Oliver Joe

Joe Oliver Joe Oliver was President of Southall District of the Amalgamated Engineering Union (AEU) from 1940.   A Communist, he was described as "an eloquent, inspiring speaker, factory management have learned to respect his skill […]