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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 […]

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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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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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Ward Bert

Bert Ward Bert Ward was born around 1923 and left school at 15 and for the following two decades he undertook a variety of solid working class occupations; first in the Navy, then at a […]

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Wynne Bert

Bert Wynne Herbert (Bert) William Wynn was born in 1902 and left school at the age of 13 to work in the pits at Eastwood, Nottinghamshire. He became a prominent activist in the 1926 General […]

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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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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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Papworth Bert

Bert Papworth Albert (Bert) Papworth, London bus workers’ leader and the first Communist to join the TUC General Council, was known to fellow workers all his adult life simply as “Pappy”. It was a mark […]