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Ada Ivy Chapman

Ada Ivy Damms (1932 – 2020), Ivy, was born on 18th December 1932 at 6 Court, Apple St, Neepsend, Sheffield the third child of eight to Arnold and Gertrude. She grew up there and then from 1938, in Parson Cross, with her brothers and sisters, Walter, Fred, Joe, Arnold, Bryan...

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Alan Duggan

Alan Duggan (1949 – 2018) was born in Newcastle to parents, Ronnie and Nellie and older brother, Joe. His modest upbringing informed his political principles. He was educated at Rutherford Grammar School and Hull University. Alan’s first job was as a porter at Fenwicks in Newcastle before he joined the...

Alan Kendall

Alan Kendall (1934 – 2017) was born on 9 April in Bethnal Green, the last of eleven children. He worked first as an electrician and then in a variety of trades including owning a market stall. Alan was a fan of boxing, football, and gambling, and was one of the...

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Alan Pratt (Dr)

Dr Alan Pratt (1944 – 2019) was born on the 16th of January 1944 to Florrie and George in Lower Ince, Wigan, Greater Manchester. He had two older siblings, Frank and Marie. He passed the 11 plus and went to Hindley and Abram Grammar School. He was sporty with a...

Allan Ashworth

Allan Brent Ashworth (1955–2013) passed away at the age of 58, leaving behind his second wife, Karen, his five children, Sarah, Jenny, Kerry, Bekah and Jack, as well as three grandchildren, Isabel, Oliver and Samuel. Despite not enjoying school, Allan was a hard worker and talented cricketer. His diligence earned...

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Allen Miller

Allen Miller (1955 – 2019) was born in Plymouth to Grace and Walt. He had a younger brother, Geoff. He won a scholarship to Plymouth College. He read economics at university in Manchester. Allen graduated in 1976 and worked as a programmer for the North Western Electricity Board. He then...

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Amanda Green

Amanda Green (1956 – 2017) was born on 7 November, the eldest of two children born to Stella and Gerald Green. She started working at the Waldorf Hotel in London before a period of severe depression meant that she was in and out of various hospitals. Once she was discharged...

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Andersen Burrows (Dr)

Dr. Andersen “Andy” Maria Burrows (1921–2019) was born in Freiburg, Germany to Ulla and Paul Otto Rosin. She had a sister, Helge, and a brother, Sebastian. When Andy was 12 the family moved to France, then to England five years later. Andy completed her secondary education at St Paul’s Girls...

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Andrew (Andy) Paul Cooper

Andrew Paul Cooper (1954 – 2022), Andy, was born to Ben and Enid Cooper in Marple, Cheshire on 15th January 1954, the younger brother to Gerald and Janet.  After leaving school in 1972 Andy went to Derby College to study Geology.  After graduating in 1975, Andy had various jobs before...

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Andrew Glyn Jones

Andrew Glyn Jones (1938 – 2021) was born on 3rd October 1938 to Ellen and Evan Jones in Morecambe, Lancashire. The family moved to Wales where Andrew attended Holyhead County School. After another family move he finished his schooling at Dover Grammar School for Boys. After leaving school Andrew worked...

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Andy Fitch

Andy Fitch (1944 – 2017) was born in Grippa, a town near Leipzig in Germany, before moving with his mother to London as a child. He studied economics at Emmanuel College, Cambridge and then went on to become a teacher. He was a keen swimmer, hiker, and cyclist and ran...

Anita Ford

Anita Ford (1948-2018) was born in Enfield, an only child. She was the first member of her family to go to university. She studied sculpture at Loughborough where she obtained an honours degree which was followed by a one-year scholarship to study fine art at the Venice Accademia. Anita’s career...

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Ann Mason Stone

Ann Mason Stone was born on the 28 June 1919 in Gateshead to Janet and James Scott the youngest sibling to Grace, Janet and Jimmy.  Ann left school at fourteen to work as a comptometer operator for Sinclair, the cigarette company.  In 1943 Ann married Ron Stone who worked at...

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Anne Hazard

Anne was born 23rd April 1952 in Hayes Middlesex, the younger sister of John and Margaret and the daughter of Muriel who was a housewife and Reg Bodkin who worked as a station master on the London Underground. The family soon moved to Sudbury and after leaving school, Anne trained...

Anne Roberts

Anne Margaret Roberts (1946 – 2019) was born in Middlesborough. She attended school there and at Our Lady’s Convent in Abingdon. She was first married in 1965 and Richard was born in 1969. Anne worked at the Atlas Laboratory and the Natural Environment Research Council. She married Gareth in 1975....

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Annette Maureen Sides Johnson

Annette Maureen Sides Johnson (1937 – 2022) was born on 20th October 1937, the first child of Minnie and Harry Higgins.  She grew up in Pontefract with her younger brother Peter and her Uncle Ken, who only a few years her senior, was like an older brother.  Annette attended Love...

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Annette Rae Maloney

Annette Rae Maloney was born in Cheltenham on 30th April 1949, the eldest child of Hilda and Raymond Pennell.  Her younger siblings were Yvonne, Ray and Don.  She attended Rowanfield Junior School and Pates Grammar School and went to university to read Mathematics and Physics, gaining her degree from Sussex...

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Anthea Auty

Anthea Auty (1940 – 2020) was born on December 2nd 1940, in Dewsbury, to Dorothy and Albert Parnell but the marriage did not work out and because Dorothy had to work Anthea was brought up by her grandmother and aunt until Dorothy met and married Eric Dewhirst in 1948. So...

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Anthony (Tony) Sadler

Anthony Sadler (1931 – 2021), Tony was born in London on February 5th 1931 the third child of William and Helen Sadler with sisters, Joan and Betty and an uncle to Butch, Lorelea, Joanne and Jackie. He told tales of playing in bombed streets and then being evacuated to the...

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Anthony Keen

Anthony (Tony) Keen (1957 – 2019) was born on 30th July 1957 at home in Hillingdon, to Peter and Muriel. He had two sisters, Susan and Jenny. The family moved to Ickenham in 1968. After leaving grammar school, Tony had various jobs until settling into the role of international sales...

Arthur Gribben

Arthur Gribben was born on 22 June 1933, in Redruth in Cornwall, to Arthur John Gribben and Elsie May Hugo – a younger brother for Irene, and, two years later, an older brother for Jack. Everyone in the family was musical and music formed a large part of Arthur’s life....

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Arthur Wilmot Uloth

Arthur Wilmot Uloth (1931 – 2022) was born in King’s Lynn, Norfolk on 19th December 1931.  Educated initially at boarding schools in Kent, Sussex and Wales, Arthur finished his schooling at Westminster School in London.  At the age of sixteen, Arthur became an Anarchist and found work with the Freedom...

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Audrey Emily Laura Hawkes

Audrey Emily Laura Hawkes (1928 – 2021) was born on 27th January 1928.  After starting work at The Dorchester Hotel in London at the age of fourteen, two years later Audrey was appointed to run the Accounts department that calculated and issued guests’ bills.  In later years Audrey worked for...

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Audrey Goodwin

Audrey Goodwin (1925 – 2019) was born in Teddington. She was the middle child of George and Dora Vail. During the war, the family lived Cheltenham. When Audrey left home she moved to Guildford and qualified as a state registered nurse. She worked as a theatre sister on the first...