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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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Turner Beth

Beth Turner A prominent socialist activist in the South Yorkshire area during the early years of the 20th Century, Beth Turner represented Rotherham for the Communist Unity Group, which had emerged from the Socialist Labour […]

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Thompson Dave

Dave Thompson Dave Thompson, a Merseyside leader of the 1966 seafarers’ strike, died on August 9 2017 in Bangor hospital. Age 79 he was a member of Liverpool, then Crouch End, branches of the Communist […]

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Thacker Frank

  Frank Thacker A long-term member of the Coventry Communist Party, Thacker was the treasurer of the Editorial Committee producing “Coventry Labour's Voice”, a journal organised jointly between the Trades Council and the Labour Party […]

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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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Trotter Jack

Jack Trotter Born in 1879, Jack (John) Trotter was a foundation and life-long member of the Communist Party. He was jailed in the wake of the general strike at the age of 47, being sentenced […]

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Thomas Tom (H B)

  Tom Thomas Herbert Beverley Thomas (known to everyone as Tom Thomas) was born in Dalston, Hackney, East London in June 1902. He was educated at an London County Council School and, aged 14, started […]

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Thring Lillian (Harris)

Lillian Thring Lillian Mary Harris was born on the 8th December 1887, in the now obsolete Pancras registration district of London, covering places such as Camden Town, Grays Inn, Kentish Town, Regents Park, Somers Town, and […]

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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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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 […]