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Ralph Johnny

Johnny Ralph Ralph was a champion cyclist and a committed Communist Party member. He was born on 6th October 1931 at Hammersmith hospital and his family lived locally in the Acton and Hammersmith area. His father […]

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Ramelson Bert

Bert Ramelson A towering figure in British Communism, Bert Ramelson was born Baruch Ramilevich Mendelson in Cherkassy in the Ukraine on March 22nd 1910, the son of a Jewish religious teacher, and he could actually […]

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Ramelson Marian

Marian Ramelson Marian Jessop joined the Communist Party in 1932, after regularly attending Sunday night meetings on the Town Hall Square. Her father, Tom Jessop, was a leading member of the AEU in Leeds and […]

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Ramsay David

Dave Ramsay  Dave Ramsay was a pattern maker by trade and a member of the Amalgamated Society of Engineers, then of the AEU.  He was a member of the Socialist Labour Party in Leicester. An anti-war […]

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Ratcliff John

John Ratcliff After retiring from banking, John Ratcliffe went to work as a volunteer for the Morning Star in the events department.   Since stamp collecting was one of his passions, one of his task […]

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Rattenbury Arnold

Arnold Rattenbury Arnold Rattenbury was born on born October 5 1921, in China, where his father was a Methodist missionary whose many children were sent to England for their education. In Arnold’s case, this was […]

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Rawlins Joe

Joe Rawlins Joe Rawlins joined the Communist Party in 1920 and helped set up the Birkenhead branch, staying a member until his death in 1978. Chair of the Birkenhead branch of the National Union of […]

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Rayment Muriel

Muriel Rayment Muriel Rayment was a leading Transport & General Workers Union (TGWU) shop steward at EMI, Hayes, West Middlesex, which had become well-organised during the 1930s. A member of the National Committee of her […]

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Reade Arthur

Arthur Reade Arthur Essex Edgeworth Reade was a barrister and journalist involved in the early days of the Communist Party from its foundation. Arising from having been involved in distributing Party leaflets to the army […]

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Rechnitz Erik

Erik Rechnitz Erik Rechnitz (right) jokingly tests the metal of his union Gold Badge, presented by Ron Todd, the then T&G General Secretary. Known mainly as a leading member of the Transport and General Workers’ […]