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Garnett Jim

Jim Garnett Jim (James) Garnett was, according to his nephew, “more or less” a founder member of the Communist Party. Born in 1894, he became a major figure during the Lancashire cotton strikes of the […]

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Riordan Jim

Jim Riordan James William Riordan was born on the 10th October 1936 and came from a working class family in Portsmouth. He attended the Southern Grammar School for Boys. When on a Russian studies degree […]

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Potts Jim

Jim Potts T J Potts was a leading trades unionist and Communist amongst draughtsmen in Derby’s Rolls Royce factories from, at least, the early days of the Second World War until the early 1960s. He […]

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Gardner Jim

Jim Gardner A member of the Communist Party, Gardner was a leading official of the National Union of Foundry Workers (long since subsumed in the mergers that led to Unite the union *see below). Garner […]

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Fyrth Jim

Jim Fyrth Jim Fyrth taught for many years at Birkbeck College, University of London, in its Department for Extra Mural Studies.   During the Second World War he served in the army, when he was […]

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Crump Jim

Jim Crump Crump was a long-standing figure in the Birmingham and Midlands Communist Parties from 1926 to the early 1970s.   His father, also James Crump, was Midlands Area Secretary of the Transport and General […]

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Torrance Jim

Jim Torrance Jim Torrance's was an engineering worker and a leading Dundee Communist.   His father in law was Willie Barclay, also a Communist and the Scottish Painters Society secretary in Dundee, after whom Willie […]

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Gralton Jim

Jim Gralton Jim Gralton was born in Effernagh close to Carrick on Shannon in County Leitrim on April 17 1886. His education, such as it was, was received in nearby Kiltoghert school. Like most young […]

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Challis JIm

  Jim Challis   Challis was a Communist engineering worker and AEU activist from Llwdcoed, Aberdare, South Wales.  A council tenants’ leader, he had the experience of having lead numerous delegations and had won a […]