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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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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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 […]


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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Ord Jimmy

Jimmy Ord   Born in 1902, Jimmy Ord was a founder member of the Communist Party at the young age of 18, when he also began a lifetime of active trades unionism.   He was […]


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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Reid Jimmy

Jimmy Reid Born in 1932 in Govan, Reid joined the Young Communist League aged 16 and later became its national secretary. Later, he was a Clydebank councillor for many years until he became the Scottish […]


Ancrum Jimmy

  Cllr Jimmy Ancrum Jim Ancrum was born in Felling-on-Tyne, in County Durham, England, in 1898. Becoming a noted orator and soapbox performer, he would end up as as a legendary figure in the north-east […]