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Hollamby Ted

Ted Hollamby Born Edward Hollamby in 1921 in Hammersmith, where his father was a police constable, Ted studied architecture at the Hammersmith School of Arts and Crafts in the 1930s. Influenced by one of his favourite […]

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Poole Ted

Ted Poole   A Swindon Communist activist who, after the Trade Unions Congress passed Resolution 42 in the early 1960s marking the fact that active trade unionists should be interested in culture, set up with […]

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Rowlands Ted

Ted Rowlands    An engineering worker and shop steward for the AEU, Rowlands was an active Communist Party member in Newcastle.   He stood as the Communist candidate for a Newcastle Council by-election in St. […]

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Moore Ted

  Ted Moore Ted Moore was a miner who worked at the colliery in Shipley in the East Midlands. The Communist Party’s candidate for Heanor Rural District Council (now part of Amber Valley) in 1952, he […]

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Willis Ted

Ted Willis Willis is better known to posterity as a screenwriter and playwright, especially as creator of `Dixon of Dock Green’, which made him famous overnight in 1953. Born in 1913, he came from a poor […]

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Ainley Ted

Ted Ainley Secretary of the Communist Party’s cultural committee in 1960s, he was for many years editor of the Party’s weekly journal World News (later called Comment). Ted Ainley was born in Manchester of a […]

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Brake Ted

Ted Brake Born Edward Ernest Brake on May 15th 913, near Malvern, he left school at 14 to become an apprentice at a local garage. He joined the National Union of Coppersmiths, Braziers and Sheet […]

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Hayball Ted

Ted (Edward) Hayball     Ted Hayball was born in Bristol, the son of a sergeant major in the Royal Gloucestershire Regiment. After his father was killed in Mesopotamia (now Iraq) in 1917, his mother […]

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Smith Ted

Ted Smith Ted Smith was born in 1914 in Hampstead. A retired electrician he recalled his time in the International Brigade when interviewed in 1996:   “All my family were Communists. When people were beginning […]

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Smallbone Ted

Ted Smallbone Born in 1909, Ted worked at Cadbury’s from 1923-1935, where he was a TGWU member. Smallbone was widely thought to have been sent to Moscow “on trade union work” by the local Party […]