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Siffleet Arthur

Arthur Siffleet The 1920s Communist, Arthur Siffleet, wrote a working class novel "The Broken Baton" (1926) about miners fighting back against police brutality during the lock out that followed the general strike.  It deals with […]

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Simpson Arthur

Arthur C Simpson Born on 21st November 1916 in Simla, India, he and his parents returned to England in 1920. His father, George, was a knighted meteorologist (who had accompanied Captain Scott on his last […]

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Clegg Arthur

Arthur Clegg Born on April 28th 1914, Arthur Duckerking Clegg, fractured his spine in his teens after falling out of a tree. For four years, he was unable to walk and was left permanently disabled. […]

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Swain Arthur

Arthur Swain Born in 1882 or 1883, Arthur Edward Swain was one of six brothers, all engineering workers. They were born and brought up in the working class districts of old Birmingham. Arthur was a foundation member […]

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McManus Arthur

Arthur McManus was born in Belfast in 1891 but within months his family relocated to Scotland. He was editor of the SLP journal, `The Glasgow Socialist’ and a fitter and member of the ASE. One of the leaders of […]