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Underwood Brian

Brian Underwood by Marie Pride, Brian’s partner of 35 years. Brian was born in 1930 into a working class family in Bedminster, then an industrial area to the South of Bristol. His father was a […]

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Unsworth Jack

Jack Unsworth   Jack Unsworth was one of two sons of staunch Marxist socialist Bill Unsworth, the champion marker-off in the boiler shop at Gorton Tank in Manchester that Harry Pollitt learned his trade in. […]

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Upward Edward

Edward Upward  Born in 1903, Upward’s father was a financially successful Romford doctor. During the early 1920s, Upward was an undergraduate at Corpus Christie College, along with Christopher Isherwood. There, he had become attracted to […]

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Usher Nellie

Nellie Usher   Born in 1882, Nellie was the eldest of four children and nine years old when her father died. Her widowed mother kept the family going by “cooking or cleaning, or anything she could […]

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Usmani Shaukat

Shaukat Usmani   Usmani’s role in the history of the early British Communist Party is so interesting a vital part of the Party’s history, despite his distant connection, it seems churlish not to include him in the […]

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Utting Arthur

Arthur Utting Utting, born in October 1918 in East Anglia, was apprenticed in his youth as a carpenter and joiner. During the 1930s, he became active in the Amalgamated Society of Woodworkers in Peterborough from […]