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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 […]

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Stubbs Dick

Dick Stubbs Richard Stubbs was born in April 1909 to a mother who was a former Belfast mill worker. His father was a Lancashire tin smith father, who moved the family to Cheltenham sto seek […]

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Sloan Pat

Pat Sloan  Born Patrick Alan Sloan on the 19th May 1908 in Northumberland, his father was a manager of an electrical power company. Pat Sloan graduated with a First in Economics from Cambridge University. He […]

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Smith John Maynard

  John Maynard Smith Smith was born in 1920 to a well-off family; on leaving school, joined the Communist Party when he began an engineering degree at Trinity College Cambridge. He was an aeronautical engineer […]

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Shephard Bill

Bill was born to a working class family in Petts Wood, Kent. He spent his national service with the RAF in Malaya. He returned home in 1948 to a job in advertising and began attending […]

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Seabrook Dick

  Dick Seabrook Richard "Dick" Seabrook joined the Communist Party in 1931. He and his brother Alfred were both active in the Chelmsford Communist Party probably from its conception around 1933. Dick was a boot […]

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Shepperson Harry

  Harry Shepperson Born in 1873 and named formally as Henry, his father was a machine fitter at the Raleigh cycle works in Nottingham. The family seems to have moved to Birmingham to work at […]

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Siret Charlie

  Charlie Siret Charlie Siret worked for many years as a crane driver at the Pressed Steel factory in Oxford. A stalwart of the TGWU 5/60 branch, Siret was night shift steward and lived in […]

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Simpson Derek

Derek Simpson Simpson was born in Sheffield on the 23rd December 1944. An only child with an absent father, he attended Sheffield Central Technical School. He joined the Amalgamated Engineering Union (AEU) on becoming an […]

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Syers Sam

Sam Syers   Born Colin Paul Syers in Edgware, London, he was the youngest of three sons of John, a tool and clockmaker, and Rose. He acquired the nickname Sam at Kingsbury grammar.   From […]