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Thompson Dave

Dave Thompson Dave Thompson, a Merseyside leader of the 1966 seafarers’ strike, died on August 9 2017 in Bangor hospital. Age 79 he was a member of Liverpool, then Crouch End, branches of the Communist […]

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Kelly Dave

Dave Kelly Dave Kelly was aged 30 when he stood as a Communist candidate in the 1950 general election for Ilford South obtaining just short of a thousand votes. The son of a miner, Kelly […]

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Kitson Dave

David Kitson   Born Ian David Kitson on 25th August 1919, he studied mechanical engineering at Howard College, Durban, graduating in 1942. Kitson served as a sapper with the South African army on foreign tours […]

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Davis Dave

Dave Davis  Born in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, Davis served in the Royal Navy on motor torpedo boats during the Second World War, when he joined the Communist Party. A qualified electrician, he worked in and around Cheltenham, before […]

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Priscott Dave

Dave Priscott Born in Portsmouth in 1918, he became an apprentice electrical engineer in the Naval Dockyard. He joined the Labour League of Youth aged 17, where he met his life-long partner, Daisy, then aged […]

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Langford Dave

  Dave Langford   Dave Langford was the secretary of the Communist Party in Hayes, West Middlesex in the late 1970s. He was a lecturer and a member of ASTMS and Association of University Teachers […]

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Cook Dave

Dave Cook Born the eldest son to his family in Warrington in 1941, Cook’s father was a civil engineer. They settled in Solihull, where he attended grammar school, standing as a Communist in a mock […]

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Atkinson Dave

  Dave Atkinson Dave Atkinson, who died at the age of 91, was a lifelong communist and one of Tyneside’s most outstanding trade unionists of the 20th century. Dave started work in 1929 as a […]

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Hook Dave

Dave Hook David Edward John Hook was born in Lewisham in 1918. From 1928 to 1932 he was in the training ship Exmouth at Tilbury. He then joined the army as a boy, learned the […]

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Welsh Dave

Dave Welsh A skilled engineering worker, Welsh was the secretary of the Communist Party’s workplace branch at London Transport’s Lillie Bridge engineering depot in the early to mid 1970s. He was lauded in the Party […]