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Pavett Jean

Jean Pavett   Born Jennie Alexandra George on 1st December 1914, but always known as Jean, she married George Charles Pavett, born 10 April 1907, in 1933.  Jean was involved in the West London Theatre […]

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Parker Frank

Frank Parker   Frank was a member of the Communist Party's youth wing, the YCL, and subsequently the Party itself without break from 1937, from when he was a mere 13 years of age. He […]

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Pascal Roy

Roy Pascal Educated at King Edward’s School in Birmingham, Roy Pascal was born on 28 February 1904. Becoming a Cambridge don, he was close to Maurice Dobb, and greatly assisted ther remarkable shift to the […]

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Patterson Walter

Walter Patterson The Communist Party’s full time National Student Organiser in the late 1950s and early 1960s. During this period, he apparently left a briefcase with index cards in it, presumably of student members, which […]

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Pocock Gerry

  Gerry Pocock Born in 1930, Pocock joined the Party in 1954 and worked as a proof-reader, being father-of-the-chapel (shop steward). A leading figure in the YCL during the 1950s, he was editor of “Challenge”. […]

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Pinney Rachel

  Rachel Pinney By Anna Hutton-North, author of `Ferguson’s Gang – The Maidens behind the Masks’. Rachel Pinney was born on 11th July 1909 to the wealthy Dorset-based Pinney family; owners of estates at Broadwinsor […]

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Pink Peter

Peter Pink Peter Pink was born in 1929 at Stockwell, South London. His father was a policeman, leading to Peter being born in the police wing of Putney hospital. His father was posted to Southall […]

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Pegg Sid and Ray

Sid and Ray Pegg Sid was born as Sidney Christopher in 1919 and Ray as Raymond in 1928. (These dates are presumed from public records on the basis that the maiden name of the mother […]

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Potts Jim

Jim Potts T J Potts was a leading trades unionist and Communist amongst draughtsmen in Derby’s Rolls Royce factories from, at least, the early days of the Second World War until the early 1960s. He […]

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Picton Tom

  Tom Picton   Thomas Issac Picton was born in 1895 and became a miner in Treherbert, Rhonnda Fawr, South Wales.   He was one-time amateur middle weight boxing champion of Wales. During the 1914-18 […]