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Mann Charlie

Charlie Mann Charles Benjamin Mann (or Charley as his father usually wrote it) was born on 11th July 1905, in Australia, a son of Tom Mann (see separate entry), the famous trade union leader and […]

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Siret Charlie

  Charlie Siret Charlie Siret worked for many years as a crane driver at the Pressed Steel factory in Oxford. A stalwart of the TGWU 5/60 branch, Siret was night shift steward and lived in […]

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Gibbons Charlie

Charlie Gibbons   Born Charles Leonard Gibbons on November 23rd 1888, he was a protégé of Noah Ablett, co-author of `The Miners’ Next Step’. Gibbons was a member of the Unofficial Reform Committee and the […]

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Openshaw Charlie

  Charlie Openshaw Openshaw was a close friend of the young Harry Pollitt. An engineering worker and literature secretary for the Openshaw Socialist Society, which was established in 1906, Openshaw was a founding member of […]

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Woods Charlie

Charlie Woods Charlie Woods, a veteran Communist Party member and mining union activist in the North East of England, was born in 1900 in County Durham. He would later move north of the Tyne to […]

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Stead Charlie

Charlie Stead Charlie Stead was, thus far, the only known National Council Labour Colleges (NCLC) organiser to be a Communist Party member. Stead was, for a period before his death, the South Wales NCLC organiser. […]

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Job Charlie

Charlie Job Charles Edward Job was born in Holborn on the 19th December 1915 and having joined the Party in his youth, he spent the war working at Woolwich Arsenal. In the post-war period, an […]

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Hoyle Charlie

Charlie Hoyle A founder member of the Communist Party, Hoyle was an activist in the Minority Movement.  He was a candidate for General Secretary of the AEU in 1930 at the age of 28. He was […]

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Doyle Charlie

Charlie Doyle  Born in Coatbridge, Scotland, Charlie worked in Stewart & Lloyd’s steel mill from the age of 12. He emigrated to the United States of America in 1923 at the age of 18, already […]