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Poulsen Charles

Charles Poulsen Poulsen, who died at the age of 89, was, at various times, a fur-nailer, taxi-driver, fireman, sub-­editor, novelist, dramatist, historian and poet, but his greatest achievements were as an autobiographer and lecturer.   […]

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Potter Tom

Tom Potter Tom Potter was one of the pupils of the famous Burston school strike founded in 1914, which was sparked off by the sacking of popular Socialist teachers, Kitty and Tom Higdon; most working […]

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Postgate Raymond

Raymond Postgate Raymond Postgate, a founding member of the British Communist Party in 1920, went on to establish the Good Food Club and then, in 1950, the Good Food Guide. Raymond William Postgate (November 6, […]

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Poole Philip

Philip Poole Phillip Poole held the position of secretary of the Worker’s Theatre Movement from 1929 -1933, during which period it had a small office at 90 Grays Inn Road, London.   He was born […]

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Pollitt Harry

Harry Pollitt   Born in 1890, Harry Pollitt came from a line of Lancashire working class radicals; his great grandfather had been a Chartist.      Pollitt commenced work as a `half-timer’ at the age […]

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Piratin Phil

Phil Piratin Phil Piratin was born on 15th May 1907 and is best remembered for being one of the Communist Party’s Members of Parliament. The youngest son (in a family of ten siblings) of an […]

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Phillips Wogan

Wogan Phillips The artist son of a ship owner, born 25th February 1902, later in life Phillips became the Lord Milford, the 2nd Baron of Milford. As such, he was famously the only Communist in […]

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Perkins Mike

Mike Perkins Long-standing member of the Communist Party, Mike Perkins was elected to his union branch committee at the age of 30, he served first the customs and excise officers’ union and then the Society […]

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Pearce Bert

Bert Pearce Born Herbert Pearce on January 6th 1919, in Pem­broke Dock, his mother was an enthusiastic Co-operator from the valleys of South Wales and his father, originally from Swansea, was a county school teacher, […]

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Paynter Will (Bill)

Will (Bill) Paynter Thomas William Paynter was born in December 1903 at Whitchurch, Cardiff. During his life he was more commonly known as ‘Will’ or ‘Bill’ Paynter. His father was a farm labourer who later […]