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Underwood Brian

Brian Underwood by Marie Pride, Brian’s partner of 35 years. Brian was born in 1930 into a working class family in Bedminster, then an industrial area to the South of Bristol. His father was a docker […]

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Oldrey Brian

Brian Oldrey   Born on June 9th 1947, Brian Oldrey began his working life with British Telecom in London. He became involved in trade union activities with the Civil and Public Servants' Association and probably […]

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Pollitt Brian

Brian Pollitt   The son of Harry and Marjorie Pollitt (see separate entries), Brian Pollitt read economics at Cambridge. He was Chair of the University Communist Party branch from 1960-62 and again in 1968-69.  He was […]


Behan Brian

Brian Behan Born November 10th 1926, he became a well-known Irish playwright and novelist and inveterate self-publicist. Brian Behan was the younger brother of the more famous Brendan. Their mother had been a courier to […]

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Simon Brian

Brian Simon Simon was noted as a key Communist Party figure in the campaign in the 1950s and 1960s for the end of intelligence testing. He was best known as life-long advocate of comprehensive schooling. […]


Bolton Brian

Brian Bolton A life-long Communist, Brian Bolton started his working life as a telecommunications engineer, later winning a scholarship to Ruskin and taking a degree at SussexUniversity. His specialism was the growth of trans-national corporations. […]