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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 […]

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Tait Thomas

Thomas Tait    Thomas Tait decided he was a socialist whilst serving in the forces during the Boer War, through reading the pamphlet, “What means this strike?” by American socialist, Daniel de Leon, who was […]

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Tanner Jack

Jack Tanner Born in 1889 in Whitstable, Tanner’s father was the sports manager at Alexandra Palace, so the family moved to London where the young Jack grew up. At the age of 14, he was […]

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Tarver John

  John Tarver Pic: Tarver in about 1975-6 Born in 1930 into a middle-class family, Tarver joined the Communist Party on his 18th birthday in 1948. He had felt that the Soviet Union had made the […]

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Tate Betty

  Betty Tate Pic: In the president's chair at the OxfordUnionin 1934 Betty Tate was the eldest of four children. From 1931, she read history at OxfordUniversity, where she joined the Communist Party. In 1934, […]

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Tatford David

  David Tatford During the 1970s, Tatford was a young Communist Party activist – and a poet – from South west London. He was one of those who split to join the New Communist Party in […]

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Tattam Alan

Alan Tattam   Tattam was a long-standing Communist and an active member of the Woodworkers Union (ASW) and later UCATT. A London activists, he was victimised on many jobs for his determined defence of his […]

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Tayler Barbara

Barbara Tayler Born Barbara Samson in London, she came from a close Jewish family of uncles, aunts and cousins. After a peripatetic early education, she graduated in maths and philosophy from Bedford College. Her father […]

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Tayler Julian

Julian Tayler Julian Tayler was born on 7th November 1921 in Coventry. His mother, Annie, was the sister of Frank Jackson – a life-long Communist, building worker militant, and Party librarian (see separate entry). Annie was also […]

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Taylor A E

 A E Taylor  A member of a large family with Labour-supporting parents, and a father who was a toolmaker.  At 13, he started a half-time job, to help out at home, and at the age […]