Douglas Fred

Fred Douglas Douglas was a prominent Communist from Edinburgh and the assistant secretary of the National Unemployed Workers’ Committee Movement in the early 20s.  (The featured image is of a 1933 NUWM demonstration in Edinburgh.)  […]

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Sykes Fred

Fred Sykes   Fred Sykes was a Communist activist who lived in Dryden Street, Leicester. He was active in the local unemployed and anti-fascist movement in Leicester from around 1932.   In August 1936, he […]


Beney Fred

Fred Beney Born in 1922, Fred joined the staff of Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers (USDAW) in 1952 as a collector/ canvasser in his native London,  having been active in the South London […]

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Ward Fred

Fred Ward Fred Ward joined the Communist Party in 1937, when he stared at Folland’s aircraft works at Hamble and joined the factory branch there. There were eleven members in the branch; most of the […]

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Warburton Fred

Fred Warburton Warburton was born on the 11th April 1892, the eighth of thirteen children in a family of strict Methodists in a small town in east Lancashire called Horwich.  In 1898, the family moved […]

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Westacott Fred

Fred Westacott Westacott fought for working people from a early age, joining the Labour League of Youth at the age of 14 in his birthplace ot Tredegar in the South Wales coalfield. Then leaving school […]


Copeman Fred

Fred Copeman Copeman was born in 1907 at the Wangford Union Workhouse in Suffolk, where he was to stay for some years with his mother and brother.  He was employed on the workhouse farm when […]