Davies Bob

  A brief biography of Bob Davies by Graham Stevenson additions and corrections welcomed: info@grahamstevenson.me.uk Born in 1901, Bob Davies, of Bolton and St Helens, was a foundation member of the Party.  He left school […]

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Jarvie Bob

  Bob Jarvie  Jarvie was an active Communist Party member in Croydon in the 40s and 50s. He stood for the "working class" constituency of  West Croydon in the 1950 general election. He wrote in World News in late 1949 that: […]


Darke Bob

Bob Darke   A bus conductor who joined the Party at the age of 22, Darke is most known as the former elected Hackney borough councillor for the Communist Party, who turned on the Party. […]


Allen Bob

Originally an activist in the Nottingham Young Communist League, Allen was involved in the late 60s in a stunt that saw the flag of the Vietnamese National Liberation Front hauled up Nottingham castle. Within a short period, […]

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Weddell Bob

 Bob Weddell Bob Weddell, almost certainly born in 1913, was a leading member of Edinburgh Young Communist League (YCL) from when he joined in 1936. He was secretary of the Youth Food Ship Committee that […]

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Holland Mina & Bob

Mina and Bob Holland   Wilhelmina, or "Mina", and Robert Holland were a husband and wife team who were foundation members of the Communist Party.   Originally from Tyneside, both took part in several hunger […]

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Elliott Bob Cllr

Cllr Bob Elliott Robert S. Elliot was an unemployed miner and prominent member of the National Unemployed Workers Movement (NUWM). Along with Charlie Woods (see separate entry), he marched in the Tyneside contingent of the […]


Dixon Bob

Bob Dixon was born on 29th November 1931 in Spennymoor, Co. Durham, then a mining village. He was brought up by his grandmother, only to discover when he was a 14-year old grammar school boy […]

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Doyle Bob

Bob Doyle Bob Doyle was born in Dublin two months before the 1916 Easter Rising, into poverty, hunger and foster care. Like many other children, he was flogged without mercy by the well-remunerated nuns of […]

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Selkirk Bob

Bob Selkirk A Communist councillor for Cowdenbeath’s Ward 4 for 32 years, like many of the giants of Scottish Communism, Selkirk came from a family with a mighty tradition of dissent. His grandfather had been […]