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Scanlon Hugh

Hugh Scanlon   Hugh Parr Scanlon was born on 26th October 1913 in Melbourne, Australia, to parents who had emigrated from Britain. His mother brought him to Britain at the age of two after she […]

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Sheppard David

David Sheppard   Dave Sheppard was secretary of the Leicester Communist Party during the 1960s, having been active in the city since the 1930s, during the course of which he stood as candidate for De […]

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Silverthorne Shon

Shon (R J) Silverthorne   The younger brother of Thora Silverthorne (see separate entry), Reginald J Silverthorne was born in 1913 in Bedwellty, Monmouthshire. Their father, George Richard Silverthorne, was a coal miner, their mother, Sarah […]

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Smith Bill

Bill Smith   Bill Smith was a Communist Party member who was active in Leicester in the 1930s and 40s. He was expelled from the Trades Council in the 1930s for his party membership, presumably […]

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Sykes Fred

Fred Sykes   Fred Sykes was a Communist activist who lived in Dryden Street, Leicester. He was active in the local unemployed and anti-fascist movement in Leicester from around 1932.   In August 1936, he […]

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Sahnow Will

Will Sahnow   Born in 1898, Will Sahnow’s first love was the orchestra, his instruments the cello and the French horn. His first musical position was as an amateur conductor of an Orchestra in North London, organised by the […]

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Skyrme Reuben

Reuben Skyrme   Skyrme was an engineering worker and active member of the Amalgamated Engineering Union in South Wales, in the No. 3 AEU Treforest Estate branch. He was a delegate from his union branch […]

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Soderberg Harry

Harry Soderberg   G. A "Harry" Soderberg was a Communist party member in its earliest days and became London organiser of the National Unemployed Workers' Committee Movement  (NUWCM), which had been established on 15th April 1921 […]

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Spark Frank

Frank Spark   Born in 1874, Spark was a long-standing and foundation Communist Party member from Mortlake, Richmond, Surrey. He started work at the age of thirteen and became involved in the labour movement aged […]

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Staden Sid

Sid Staden   Born in 1923, Sid, like his father before him, was a lighterman, who "drove" barges around the London docks. It was in this tough world that he became a trade unionist and […]