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Park John

John Park A well-known optician in Barnsley, Park was a Communist candidate in the town’s local elections of 1945. As a Labour Party member, he had been an EC member of the Barnsley Trades and […]

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Paul Willie

William Paul Willie, or as he was more widely known later in life, Bill, Paul was born in 1884. He joined the Glasgow Socialist Labour Party (SLP) early on and was to become its leading […]

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Paterson Frank

Frank Paterson Frances Armstrong Paterson joined the Communist Party in Glasgow in 1922 and, in 1930, became a partner of the Workers Press, the company that produced the Daily Worker. In this capacity, he was […]

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Paterson Billy

Billy Paterson A Young Communist League member in Partick, Scotland, Patterson joined the Royal Navy in 1939. His ship was sent to Dunkirk to help bring by the stranded British troops and was attacked by […]

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Pascoe John (Jack)

John (Jack) Pascoe Born in 1906, John Pascoe joined the Communist Party in 1928 in Bermondsey. He was involved in the struggles against Mosley’s fascists in the 1930s. A member of the Amalgamated Society of […]

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Papworth Bert

Bert Papworth Albert (Bert) Papworth, London bus workers’ leader and the first Communist to join the TUC General Council, was known to fellow workers all his adult life simply as “Pappy”. It was a mark […]

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Panter Bernard

Bernard Panter As a shop steward, he led workers from the Shell Carrington site in 1968 to a mass picket at the Roberts Arundel factory in Stockport. In the early 1970s, as a full-time officer […]

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Page Wilf

Wilf Page Wilfred Rendall Page was born on 11th September 1913 at Newton St. Faith, Cotton, Norfolk, in great poverty. He joined the RAF as a pioneering aerial photographer during WW2. While inthe RAF he […]