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Rubin Alf

Alf Rubin Pictured below in his prime in the Daily Worker of 1st January 1952, he was born on 25 November 1916 as Alfred Ruben. Alf was, from the age of 18 years, the man […]

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Corum Alf & Evelyn

Alf Corum Born in 1890, Alf Corum was from a musical family, although his father (also Alfred) was a bookseller’s assistant. His mother’s father had been the assistant stage manager at Drury Lane Theatre and […]

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Williams Gwyn Alf

  Gwyn Alf Williams   Born in Dowlais on 30th September 1925, Gwyn Alf (as he was known, to distinguish him from several other eminent Welshmen with similar names) saw himself as "a people's remembrancer", […]

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Purcell A A (Alf)

A A (Alf) Purcell Albert Arthur Purcell, universally known to the labour movement and to history as “A A Purcell” and to his friends as “Alf”, was possibly born in London in 1872. An early […]

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Adler Alf

Alf Adler Born November 18th 1906 in the Durham coalfield, his father was invalided out of the First World War with `shell-shock’, what today would be called post-traumatic stress syndrome. His mother, faced with the […]

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Salisbury Alf

Alf Salisbury Alf Salisbury (far left) demonstrating in Stepney in 1936   Alf was born to Latvian Jewish immigrant parents in 1909, one of ten children. He left school at 14 years of age and […]

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Maunders Alf

Alf Maunders Born in Peckham in 1908, Alf joined the Communist Party in its founding years. He was a local organiser of the National Unemployed Workers Movement and a comrade of Wally Hannington. Amongst many […]