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Gibson Les

Les Gibson Gibson was born in Fulham in September, 1913 and left school at 14, in 1927, and for the next seven years he prepared wild fowl in a department store, Barkers of Kensington, where […]

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Stannard Les

Les Stannard   Lesley Francis Stannard was born on 7th August 1919 in Deptford. He joined the Co-operative movement’s “Comrades Circle” (a kind of less edgy alternative to the Woodcraft Folk) at the age of […]

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Thompson Les

  Les Thompson Born in Jarrow, Thompson was a submariner in World War Two, escorting Soviet shipping convoys to Murmansk. A life-long Communist, he was an active trades unionist in the post-war period, becoming AEU […]

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Cannon Les

Les Cannon   Born in 1920, Les Cannon was an activist of the Communist Party from his youth as an apprentice electrician but became the most vicious anti-Communist of the late 1950s and 1960s.   […]

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Warhurst Les

Les Warhurst   Warhurst was a Hull TGWU dockers’ leader and Hull Communist Party member in the 50s and 60s. Like many other Hull dockers, he joined the Blue Union ( National Amalgamated Stevedores & […]

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Gibson Les

Les Gibson Leslie Charles Gibson was born in London on the 13th September 1913. He worked as a poulterer, then as a milk roundsman. He joined the Young Communist League (YCL) and became a well […]

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Ellis Les

Les Ellis W L Ellis was a Nottinghamshire miner, who was blacklisted after the 1926 General Strike. He joined the Communist Party in 1934 and was a full time organiser for the Party from 1941-1942. Ellis then served […]

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Dennison Les

Les Dennison   Born as an illegitmate baby in London on 19th June 1915 as Leslie Wiilet Brannen. He never knew his wealthy father who lived in Mayfair. When he was six months old, his mother […]

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Walkey Les

Les Walkey   Shropshire National Agricultural Workers Union activist, being branch secretary of three branches and a life long Communist party member. Walkey was a long-standing member of Shrewsbury Trades Council Executive. A leading light […]

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Fulton Les

Les Fulton Resident in Kirkcaldy, Fulton was a leading figure in Fife teacher’s union activities. He was a national executive member of the Educational Institute of Scotland from 1976.   He was EIS national president in […]