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Brown Arthur

  A brief biography of Arthur Brown by Graham Stevenson additions and corrections welcomed: info@grahamstevenson.me.uk Arthur Frederick James Brown was born on November 30th 1914 in Cardiff. He went from Barry grammar school in 1932 […]

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Brown Arthur

Arthur Brown Arthur Frederick James Brown was born on November 30th 1914 in Cardiff. He went from Barry grammar school in 1932 to read greats at St John's College, Oxford, where he joined the Communist […]

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Brown Norman

Norman Brown   Born into a left-wing family in Wigan, Norman Brown was drawn down south in search of employment, which he eventually obtained at Pressed Steel in Oxford. Like so depressed areas, he was […]

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Brown Donovan

Donovan Brown  Brown was the archetypal Communist romantic. Through a series of chance encounters he became involved with socialist ideals which took him by way of Ruskin College, Oxford, to the Soviet Union, whence his […]

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Brown Nora & E R

 Nora and E R Brown   Brown was dismissed from Blackburn Grammar School, as he put it in `The New Leader’ of 23rd July 1926, “simply for being a Communist. A few months ago a […]

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Brown Alan

Alan Brown Alan Brown was one of three East End of London brothers who put their talents at the disposal of the Morning Star and its predecessor the Daily Worker. His brothers were Frank (see […]

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Brown Lilian

Lilian Brown   Born in August 1916, Lilian was one of nine children of a cabinet maker, she was brought up in extreme poverty in London. Her father was a conscientious objector in the First […]

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Brown Harry

Harry Brown Brown was a Coventry Communist shop steward, prominent in the city during the Second World War. The famous air raid on the city, which came on the evening of 14th November 1940, saw […]