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Barzey Jimmy

Jimmy Barzey   Jimmy Barzey was born on the small Caribbean island of Montserrat in around 1940.   He joined the Communist Party and became a well-known activist on his home patch in Southall, West London, becoming branch […]

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Hyndman Jimmy

  Jim Hyndman James Hyndman was born on the 4th September 1911 at 175 Queen St, Govan, Glasgow. His parents, Robert Hyndman from Ardstraw and Matilda Boggs from Legfordrum, were married in Newtownstewart and moved […]

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Gilmore Jimmy

J R Gilmore   James R Gilmore was born in Cheapside, Birmingham, on March 16th 1914 to working class parents, his father being a wood-working machinist. The sixth child of nine, he went to an […]

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Dowd Jimmy

Jimmy Dowd Born in 1921 (by his own account), Dowd was demobbed early in the war and became heavily politicised when he made engine parts for aeroplanes in the war at Ford’s Barton Bridge, Manchester, […]

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Jump Jimmy

 Jimmy R Jump   Born on 24th August 1916 as James R Jump, the young Jimmy Jump went to Wallasey Grammar School on the Wirral.   After school he became a reporter on the Wallasey Chronicle, […]

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Barnes Jimmy

Jimmy Barnes Jimmy Barnes was born in Carlisle, the son of working-class Communist Party members. (One of his sisters is the journalist and former Communist, Beatrix Campbell.) His education was marked by dyslexia, and his […]

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Airlie Jimmy

Jimmy Airlie Jimmy Airlie was born on November 10th 1936, in Renfrew, the son of a boilermaker. He served his apprenticeship as a fitter with Simon and Lobnitz, a shipyard on Clydeside. After his National […]

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Shields Jimmy

Jimmy Shields Jimmy Shields was born in January 1900 in Greenock, Scotland, of Irish parents and joined the Communist Party in 1921. He spent the rest of his life as an absolutely dedicated Communist, dying […]

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Stewart Jimmy

Jimmy Stewart Jimmy Stewart was born in Ballymena to a Unionist-minded family but found himself particularly interested in Irish history at school. It was through his reading of T.A. Jackson's 'Ireland Her Own' that things […]