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Askins Jack

Jack Askins Born on 28th April 1919 to an east European immigrant couple, his given name was Isadore, Issy as he was known in his youth. He left school at the age of 13 and went to […]

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Atkin Lil

Lil Atkin Born at the turn of the 20th century in Surrey, Lil lost her mother at a young age and bankruptcy drove her father and siblings north to find work. She worked in the […]

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Atkin Sid

Sid Atkin Coming from a Nottingham mining background, Sid Atkin played an active part in the 1926 General Strike and became a life-long Communist Party. In the 1930s, he was involved in Birmingham with the […]

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Atkinson Dave

  Dave Atkinson Dave Atkinson, who died at the age of 91, was a lifelong communist and one of Tyneside’s most outstanding trade unionists of the 20th century. Dave started work in 1929 as a […]

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Atkinson Eric

Eric Atkinson: Atkinson was born on March 26th 1928 in the small village of Uphall Station, West Lothian, Scotland. It was this harsh climate that shaped the young Eric’s worldview during the 30s and 40s, which […]

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Avner Sid

Sid Avner Sidney Avner (picture left with moustache) was a Young Communist League (YCL) and Communist Party member from Upper Clapton, Hackney, London. He attended Davenant Foundation School and lived at at 55 Clapton Common. He […]

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Attwood Arthur

Arthur Attwood Born in Wandsworth in 1913, Arthur was the son of a postman and the former housemaid of the cricketer, WG Grace. Arthur left school at the age of 14 and started training as an […]

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Avis Peter

Peter Avis Avis began working for the Observer in the 1960s and was with it on an off until 2003. In the 1970s he was a reporter for the Morning Star, becoming its diplomatic correspondent. […]

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Axell Bert

Bert Axell Herbert Ernest Axell was born on July 1st 1915, in Rye, East Sussex, Axell worked in his local post office after school and then served in the Royal Artillery during the Second World […]