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Pegg Sid and Ray

Sid and Ray Pegg Sid was born as Sidney Christopher in 1919 and Ray as Raymond in 1928. (These dates are presumed from public records on the basis that the maiden name of the mother […]

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Fink Sid

 Sid Fink Sidney Fink was a Jewish Communist, probably one of three cadres sent by the British Communist Party to an OMS Liaison Service course in Moscow in January 1936. This was the Comintern EC’s […]

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Staden Sid

Sid Staden   Born in 1923, Sid, like his father before him, was a lighterman, who "drove" barges around the London docks. It was in this tough world that he became a trade unionist and […]

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Booth Sid

Sid Booth Sid first came into politics at the age of 16 years old, during the general strike, when he worked for the LMS Railways. He attended his first ever union march in Manchester with […]

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French Sid

Sid French The first General Secretary of the small 1977 breakaway from the Communist Party, Sid French was born in 1920, to Ernie French, himself an active Communist, and Ethel Wilkinson, who came from a […]

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Ward Sid

Sid Ward   Sid Ward was a key member, along with Paxton Chadwick, in the famous Communist Party branch in Leiston, Suffolk. He was helping to produce the Communist Party journal, the Leiston Leader, as […]

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Nash Sid

Sid Nash A life-long Communist, Nash was, for many decades, an activist in USDAW, the shop and distributive workers’ union, along with his wife, Dora, and a particularly successful player at the union’s national policy-making […]

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Foster Sid

Sid Foster Sid was a full-time worker for the Communist Party from the mid-1940s until he retired in 1977, starting as Merseyside Area Secretary. Later, he became the North West District Secretary and a member […]

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Elias Sid

Sid Elias Born in 1897 in South Wales, he started off in the steel industry but was to come to prominence as the organiser of the first ever hunger march that went from Cardiff to […]