Cunningham Jim

Jim Cunningham James Cunningham, usually called Jim, was born in South Shields in 1912. He retained his Geordie accent throughout his life despite leaving South Shields when he was 15, joining the army after lying […]


Borders Elsy and Jim

Else and Jim Borders Elsy Borders, in particular, features strongly in the history of the role of the Communist Party in the housing campaigns of the 1930s. Born around 1900, Elsy Florence Eva was the […]

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Grady Jim

Jim Grady (pic left) Jim Grady in 1939   Grady was born in Wigan and worked in the mines for 17 years. He was involved in major strikes, becoming victimized because of his trade union […]


Bradley Jim

  Jim Bradley J J W Bradley had been an SDF member but was more noted for being a founder member of Bethnal Green Labour Party, which remained closely linked to the Communist Party up […]


Conway Jim

Jim Conway Not to be confused with a later right-wing union leader of the same name (!), Conway was a Barnsley miner, born around 1922 who joined the Communist Party and Young Communist League (YCL) […]

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McCallum Jim

Jim McCallum Born on 5th April 1936 in Carriden, West Lothian, McCallum was a Communist from his teens, for `Big Jim’, as he was invariably known, came from a staunch Party family. A leading union […]