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Batter Eric

Eric Batter Born in 1917, Batter was a Communist activist in Exeter until 1945. He then went to Plymouth, where he was associated with the Party’s `People’s Centre’ bookshop in Wimple Street. Later, he resided […]

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Bramley Ted

Ted Bramley  Ted Bramley's father had been an SDF supporter as a young man and was present in Trafalgar Square at the infamous Bloody Sunday demonstration in 1886. His mother was involved in the women's […]

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Bradshaw Laurence

Lawrence Bradshaw A socialist from his youth, the artist and sculptor, Lawrence Bradshaw joined the Communist Party in the early 1930s and was politically active throughout his life. Bradshaw began his artistic career in the […]

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Bowman Dave

Dave Bowman Born on March 6th 1913,  railway family, Dave Bowman first worked in a biscuit factory and the Co-op bakery.  He became an engineer cleaner at Tay Bridge depot in 1930, only to lose his […]

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Bourne Harry

Harry Bourne Of Jewish extraction, Harry Bourne served in the International Brigade in Spain and was born in May 1913. He is probably the International Brigader, whose real name was documented as Harold Ceiternbaum. The […]

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Blaston Morrie

Morrie Blaston Maurice, or Morrie to all and sundry, Blaston was a life-long Communist and a leader of the tailor and garment workers, awarded the TUC Gold Badge for services top trades unionism. He was an […]

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Bradley Gerry

Gerry Bradley (né Gerald Cecil Barathy)  According to the Barathy family, Gerry was born on the 25th April, 1896 at 40 Alridge Villa, Paddington (or, technically, Bayswater in the parish of Fulham).  Bradley was to […]

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Bornat Charles

Charles Bornat Born in born in 1909, Charles Bornat was a professional architect who worked in Plymouth from 1946-50 on the reconstruction of the city, which had been devastated by war-time bombing.    In a […]