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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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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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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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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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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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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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Rogers Ted

Ted Rogers Edward Forster Rogers was born in 1918 into a lower middle class Methodist family in Sunderland. After attending Bede grammar school, Ted left school at 16 to enter the building trade as an […]

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Lismer Ted

Edward ‘Ted’ Lismer Ted Lismer was born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire in 1883, the eldest son of six children of Edward Lismer (a draper in a department store) and his wife Harriett. We can gain […]

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Crook Ted

Ted Crook A member of AEU, Crook helped build union membership for the AEU in ship repair, He then went to London Transport Lifts and Escalators Department. Ted Crook played a leading role in the wider organisation […]