Ashleigh Charles

Charles Ashleigh   Ashleigh (left, speaking at the funerals of three martyred Wobblies in the USA) was already interested in radical politics when he emigrated from Britain to Argentina as a very young man in […]


Cooper Charles

Charles Cooper Born on June 5th 1910 in London’s East End, the ninth and youngest child of a kosher butcher from the Ukraine (the family name was Gralnick), Charles left school at 14 to follow […]

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Poulsen Charles

Charles Poulsen Poulsen, who died at the age of 89, was, at various times, a fur-nailer, taxi-driver, fireman, sub-­editor, novelist, dramatist, historian and poet, but his greatest achievements were as an autobiographer and lecturer.   […]

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Ringrose Charles

Charles Ringrose Born on September 24th 1908 in North London, Ringrose was the son of a bus conductor. In the 1930s, he worked for a charity for down-and-outs, which led him into the Communist Party. […]

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Hobday Charles

Charles Hobday Hobday was born on September 9th 1917, in Eastbourne, six months after the death of his father, a professional soldier. A sickly, but not unhappy, child, he enjoyed silent films and reading, not […]

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Madge Charles

Charles Madge Charles Madge was born in 1912 in Johannesburg, the son of Lieutenant Col. C. A. Madge and Barbara, née Hylton Foster. Madge was educated at Winchester College and Magdalene College, Cambridge, where he […]


Bornat Charles

Charles Bornat Born in born in 1909, Charles Bornat was a professional architect who worked in Plymouth from 1946-50 on the reconstruction of the city, which had been devastated by war-time bombing.    In a […]