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Richardson Tommy

 Tommy Richardson Richardson was a well respected Communist councillor elected in the 1958 local elections for Houghton-le-spring, which joined Sunderland in 1974 but then had its own Urban District Council. Then still a mining town, […]

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James Tommy

Tommy James   Tommy (T H) James was born in 1898 and began work in 1912 at Rotherham Main Colliery. After a spell in the army during world war one, he found himself unemployed and […]

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Handley Tommy

Tommy Handley  A long-standing member of the Communist Party, Tommy Handley was Cardiff branch secretary of the National Union of Seamen and died in 1987.   Source: Morning Star 17th January 1987  

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Durkin Tommy

Tommy Durkin Arriving in Britain in the early 1930s from Ireland, Durkin’s desire to break out of poverty saw him walk every inch of the way from Liverpool to London to find work. Once in […]

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Geehan Tommy

Tommy Geehan Tommy Geehan was a Catholic textile worker who became the communist leader of the successful agitation that united both Protestants and Catholics against cuts in the outdoor relief in Belfast in 1932 and […]

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Degnan Tommy

Tommy Degnan Born in 1897, Tommy Degnan began work in the pit at Wigan at the age of 13, he immediately joined the Lancashire Miners Federation of which he remained a member until 1922. He […]