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Baker Betty

Betty Baker Betty was born on July 14 1921 in Hackney to Charles and Holly Franklin; having an older brother, Charlie, and two younger sisters, Stella and Olive. She worked at the Daily Worker, at […]

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Tebbs Betty

  Betty Tebbs   Born in 1918, Betty Tebbs joined her first trade union at 14, lost her first husband in WWII and spent her entire life working for rights for women and workers, global […]

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Tate Betty

  Betty Tate Pic: In the president's chair at the OxfordUnionin 1934 Betty Tate was the eldest of four children. From 1931, she read history at OxfordUniversity, where she joined the Communist Party. In 1934, […]

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Coates Betty

 Betty Coates Born in Romford, Essex on March 12th 1926, as Betty Smith. Her childhood was indelibly marked by her mother’s death from breast cancer in 1937, when Betty was just eleven years old. She […]

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Papworth Betty

Betty Papworth Born in 1914 in Stepney to a large Jewish family, Betty was always a bright child, well able to go to the level of university, although family economic pressures sent her out to […]

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Reid Betty

Betty Reid Pic: MI5 surveillance snap taken in 1972 Born in lpswich, the youngest daughter of a former soldier, on May 1st 1915. In her youth she was influenced by a number of mentoring figures, […]

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Birch Betty

Betty Birch Betty Birch was born on 2nd March 1930 in Rothwell, Northamptonshire, the second child of Walter Andrew, a boot and shoe worker, and his wife Ruth, who came from the Forest of Dean, […]

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Heathfield Betty

Betty Heathfield Pic: Betty Heathfield (centre) in 1984 Born in Chesterfield into a working class family, on March 30th 1927, both her grandfathers had been miners and her father, Billy Vardy, was also a miner. He was in […]

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Sinclair Betty

Betty Sinclair Elizabeth Sinclair was born into a working-class family in the Ardoyne area of Belfast in 1910. Her father was a worker in the Harland and Wolff shipyard and a “Walkerist” (pro-unionist) socialist; her […]