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Rickman Alan

Alan Rickman Alan was born and bred in Birmingham, and joined the Communist Party in 1946 on his return from wartime service. He was a keen cyclist, winning many awards for his speed as a […]

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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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Garner Ray and Alan

 Ray and Alan Garner   Ray Garner and his identical twin brother Alan were born fifteen minutes apart on the 5th June 1929 at the Bath Road Nursing Home, Wolverhampton. They were easily distinguishable to […]

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Thornett Alan

Alan Thornett Alan Thornett was born near Oxford in 1937, aged fifteen he left school to work on a farm for 10d an hour. Later he enlisted for three years in the army before starting […]

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Brown Alan

Alan Brown Alan Brown was one of three East End of London brothers who put their talents at the disposal of the Morning Star and its predecessor the Daily Worker. His brothers were Frank (see […]

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Watts Alan

Alan Watts Watts was the former North West District and Merseyside Communist Party Chair, tragically killed at a very young age in 1975. A memorial day was organised in recognition of his life, which included […]

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Hutt Alan

Alan Hutt Picture: war-time Daily Worker editorial meeting with Allen Hutt, Bill Rust, J R Campbell and Ivor Montagu Born in 1901, Allen Hutt began writing for the Communist Party’s journals shortly after the General […]

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Winnington Alan

Alan Winnington Born in London in 1910, he was a bright child who was able to win a scholarship to Chigwell school. He was won to the Communist Party after a chance meeting with Harry […]

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Brooks Alan

Alan Brooks Alan Brooks was born in Bristol on 18th May 1940 the child of a Bristol GP who emigrated with his family to Southern Rhodesia when he himself was only seven year old. He […]