Abraham Phil

The secretary of the Nantyglo branch of the National Unemployed Workers Movement, Abraham was effectively the local leader of the unemployed. He reckoned that around 60% of the unemployed in Blaina were associated with the […]

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Piratin Phil

Phil Piratin Phil Piratin was born on 15th May 1907 and is best remembered for being one of the Communist Party’s Members of Parliament. The youngest son (in a family of ten siblings) of an […]


Brice Phil

Phil Brice Born in Cardiff in 1928, Brice never lost his Welsh accent, although he moved to Plymouth aged 13. He was apprenticed as a carpenter and worked on wartime sites in Plymouth and Portsmouth, […]


Higgs Phil

Phil Higgs A prominent Communist traders unionist in Coventry for many years, Higgs is pictured, left, as the successful candidate for the No 17 Divisional Organiser’s position in the AEU in 1984. He was the […]

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Leeson Phil

Phil Leeson Born in Barnton, Cheshire, on November 28 1925, he was educated at Sir John Deane’s grammar school, Northwich. From 1943 to 1947, he served in the army in the Royal Signals. He read […]


Canning Phil

Phil Canning Phil Canning was a student when he joined the Communist Party as a founder member, Canning later became a long term Communist councillor for Greenock, Scotland. The cutting is from the Aberdeen Press […]