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Stone Doug

Doug Stone Born May 17th 1917 in Ripley, Derbyshire and educated at Swanwick Hall grammar, Stone joined the Communist Party in the mid-1930s.   He was a research chemist at the Denby Pottery Company from […]

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Stone Frank

Frank Stone Frank Stone was born in Whidborne Street, King’s Cross, in 1912. His father was a Hungarian-born waiter and during World War I the family was split up, as his father was classed an […]

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Stratton Harry

Harry Stratton A life-long Communist, Stratton was a member of the International Brigade in Spain and served on the Management Committee of the Daily Worker and Morning Star from 1959 to 1973 and again in […]

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Styler Hugh

Hugh Styler A trade union activist from the age of 15, Styler was a leader and organiser of the 1926 strike committee in Maryport, Cumbria. He was an activist and lifelong member of ASLEF, the […]

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Sutherland John

John Sutherland John Sutherland was elected as one of the Communist councillors for Bowhill on the Fife County Council in the 1930s. If Fife was a Communist stronghold, Bowhill was its beating heart.  Sutherland’s election […]

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Suss Henry

Henry Suss Henry Suss, who was born in 1915, was the youngest of nine children born to Galician Jewish immigrants from the borders of Poland and Austria, who arrived around 1890; his father worked as […]

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Swain Arthur

Arthur Swain Born in 1882 or 1883, Arthur Edward Swain was one of six brothers, all engineering workers. They were born and brought up in the working class districts of old Birmingham. Arthur was a foundation member […]

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Sutherland Jack

Jack Sutherland Born in Aberdeen on June 5th 1916, as his father was fighting in France, Sutherland was an avid reader from his boyhood and hoped to become a journalist. But mass unemployment prevented his […]

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Swan Irene

Irene Swann   Born in April 1932, Irene Swann was educated at Northumberland County Modern School. She qualified as a registered nurse at which she worked in Edinburgh. In her youth, she was the Chair of […]

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Swingler Randall

Randall Swingler Randall Swingler (May 28, 1909 – 1967) was an English poet, who wrote extensively in the 1930s and joined the Communist Party in 1934. He came from a well-to-do family near Nottingham and […]