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Niven Barbara

Barbara Niven Barbara Niven was born on 5 November 1896 in Chorleton, Lancashire. Along with her husband, Ern Brooks (see separate entry), Niven was Art Director of Theatre Union, established in 1936 in Manchester. It […]

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Tayler Barbara

Barbara Tayler Born Barbara Samson in London, she came from a close Jewish family of uncles, aunts and cousins. After a peripatetic early education, she graduated in maths and philosophy from Bedford College. Her father […]

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Haq Barbara

Barbara Haq Barbara McKay was born on March 8th 1918. She was a member of the Communist Party from the 1930s and married a Pakistani student by the name of Haq, who was studying at […]


Champion Barbara

Barbara Champion A graduate in history from Oxford University, she became secretary of the Communist Party’s University Students’ Group. Having joined the Daily Worker in 1943, soon after its ban on publication was lifted, she […]