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Thiele Peter

  Peter Thiele Unusually for the time, Peter Thiele left Norfolk Labour Party to join the Communist Party in 1956. He was a regular contributor to Country Standard, the Party’s rural journal. By 1961, he […]

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Kerrigan Peter

Peter Kerrigan   Peter Kerrigan (pictured left in 1975) was born 26th June 1899 in Hutchestown, Glasgow and educated at Hayfield School, Gorbals, and Elmvale School, Springburn. Apprenticed on the railways, until he joined the […]


Copley Peter

Peter Copley Born on May 20th 1915 in Bushey, Hertfordshire, Peter Copley’s His parents were the printmaker John Copley and the painter Ethel Gabain, although one grandfather was a scientist. After changing his mind about […]

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Mauger Peter

Peter Mauger  A Communist teacher in the 1950s, who wrote on the issue of banning American comics in Britain.   He later became attracted to the Chinese Communist Party’s line.

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Smith Peter

Peter Smith Peter Leonard Niall Smith was born in Brighton, Sussex on 10th May 1914 and was educated at Canford school and then at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. He left university with a MA honours degree […]

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Brearey Peter

Peter Brearey Born in Dewsbury, on December 23rd 1939, Peter Brearey was for a long time a freelance journalist, contributing towards many northern and other newspapers and journals. Latterly, he was the editor of the […]