Chambers Leslie

Leslie Chambers Known as `Tec’ Chambers, he was a very well-known Communist Party member in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, for a decade from the mid-1930s. He lived, long term, in Banks Road, from where he had helped […]

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There are many individual Communist Biographies in this section of this site, adding up to hundreds and hundreds of thousands of words! Work on newly researched biographies is on-going and suggestions, new information, additions, corrections, […]


Champion Ron

Ron Champion Champion grew up in Leeds and then went to Oxford University to read History, where he met his future wife, Barbara Auckland, who became a sub-editor on the Daily Worker. (See separate entry […]


Rubin Alf

Alf Rubin Pictured below in his prime in the Daily Worker of 1st January 1952, he was born on 25 November 1916 as Alfred Ruben. Alf was, from the age of 18 years, the man […]

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Keeling Ernie

Ernie Keeling   Born in Oxford on 30 November 1914 to Frank, a coach painter, and Eileen, a full time family worker, Ernie Keeling joined the Communist Party in 1934, after being involved in the […]

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Atienza, Tony

Tony Atienza Full name Anthony David Atienza and born in Lambeth on 2 October 1921, he was the son of a Spanish bank clerk whose ancestors had been Spanish army officers. By 1939, the family […]


Hill May

May Hill May Rose Hill (nee Franklin) and husband Jim joined the Communist Party in 1937 in Wood Green, to support the fight against fascism. During the war Jim, an electrician, was sent to Scotland […]

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Scott Bernard

Bernard Scott Born in 1923, Bernard Scott was born in the inner-city community of Armley in west Leeds and lived in the city all his life. After leaving school, he became a librarian. During the […]


Turner Beth

Beth Turner A prominent socialist activist in the South Yorkshire area during the early years of the 20th Century, Beth Turner represented Rotherham for the Communist Unity Group, which had emerged from the Socialist Labour […]