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Nicholson David

David Nicholson Nicholson was born in Nottingham in 1956 and educated at Forest Fields Grammar School. He graduated from Bristol Polytechnic with a history and politics degree and began work in the health sphere. At […]

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Ramsay David

Dave Ramsay  Dave Ramsay was a pattern maker by trade and a member of the Amalgamated Society of Engineers, then of the AEU.  He was a member of the Socialist Labour Party in Leicester. An anti-war […]

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Jones David Ivon

David Ivon Jones   D I Jones was born in 1883 in Aberystwyth, Wales. Jones was orphaned as a young child and brought up by his grandparents, but his grandmother also died when he was […]


Aaronovitch David

David Aaronovitch Born in 1954, Aaronovitch was the son of a rather more grounded leading member of the Communist Party, the father being Sam Aaronovitch (see separate entry). David Aaronovitch was also a member though […]

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Sheppard David

David Sheppard   Dave Sheppard was secretary of the Leicester Communist Party during the 1960s, having been active in the city since the 1930s, during the course of which he stood as candidate for De […]

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Holbrook David

David K Holbrook Born 9th January 1923 in Norwich, Holbrook read English at Downing College, Cambridge in 1941, where he was a pupil of F. R. Leavis. Already a Communist Party member, he entered the […]

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Tatford David

  David Tatford During the 1970s, Tatford was a young Communist Party activist – and a poet – from South west London. He was one of those who split to join the New Communist Party in […]

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Llewellyn David

David Llewellyn   David R Llewellyn was a South Wales miner from Blaengarw, an isolated mining village at the head of the Garw Valley. Born in June 1907, he completed secondary school and started in […]

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Grove David

David Grove   David was born in Liverpool in 1923. He grew up in a comfortable middle class suburb during the Great Depression, and attended the local state grammar school (Quarry Bank), where John Lennon […]


Crook David

David Crook   David Crook was born on the 14th August 1910 in London to Jewish parents of a Russian background. He was sent to boarding school at Cheltenham.  He emigrated to seek a better […]