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Maskey Bert

Bert Maskey (Barnett Masansky) – a biography by his grandson David Mason The photograph is a Photoshop restoration from Barnett’s Alien’s Identity Book. To go back to his beginning, Bert Maskey was born ‘Barnett Masansky’ in […]


Baker Bert

Bert Baker Bert Baker’s long association with the Daily Worker began in 1940, as the editor’s secretary and then, when the ban on publication ended, for a short time as a reporter. In 1940, Bert was […]


Williams Bert

Bert Williams Born in 1895, Bert Williams was originally a miner from Wales, from a working class family of four sisters and a brother. He began work in the pits at the age of 14. […]

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Edwards Bert

 Bert Edwards Born in 1896, Bert Edwards was beaten up during a transport workers' demonstration in Liverpool in 1911. So vicious were the police that the day became known as Bloody Sunday. Thus, a proud boast of […]

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Ellis Bert

  Bert Ellis Ellis was the Communist Party’s candidate in the 1950 local elections for Child’s Hill ward on what was then Hendon council. This is now the southern-most ward of the London borough of […]

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Ramelson Bert

Bert Ramelson A towering figure in British Communism, Bert Ramelson was born Baruch Ramilevich Mendelson in Cherkassy in the Ukraine on March 22nd 1910, the son of a Jewish religious teacher, and he could actually […]

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Southern Bert

Bert Southern In the late 1950s, the Liverpudlian, Bert Southern moved to the Black Country town of Rowley Regis, now part of the borough of Sandwell in the West Midlands. Being unemployed, he had accepted […]

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Pearce Bert

Bert Pearce Born Herbert Pearce on January 6th 1919, in Pem­broke Dock, his mother was an enthusiastic Co-operator from the valleys of South Wales and his father, originally from Swansea, was a county school teacher, […]

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Lloyd A L (Bert)

A L (Bert) Lloyd Bert Lloyd’s 1944 history of the evolution of English folk song from the 14th century to the 20th, `The Singing Englishman’, which evolved into his `Folk Song in England’ (1967), has rightly […]


Axell Bert

Bert Axell Herbert Ernest Axell was born on July 1st 1915, in Rye, East Sussex, Axell worked in his local post office after school and then served in the Royal Artillery during the Second World […]