Communists in Hampshire

Communists in Hampshire

Hants and Dorset DPC
Hants and Dorset DPC

July 20th, 2009, 5:30 am #1

Apart from some material on the late Nan McMillan-Capper and
also Ken Sprague there is nothing on Hampshire communists-
it seems like a real blackhole.Nothing on the following figures appear
Ted Light
Dorothy Light
Les Howie(became leader of NCP in Hants and Dorset)
Jock Roddy
Jean Roddy
Doug Peckham
Eve Peckham(revisionist battleaxe)
Eric Young
someone called Richardson who owned a hotel on the IoW
David Larder-disillusioned junior army officer in Kenya who
joined the CP and exposed atrocities to the "Daily Worker"
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Joined: May 13th, 2005, 7:50 am

July 20th, 2009, 8:51 am #2

Weren't Betty Ambatielos (?spelling) and husband also in this district? Plus Allan Merson, who wrote about German anti-fascism.
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Hants and Dorset DPC
Hants and Dorset DPC

July 21st, 2009, 7:34 am #3

never heard of Betty Ambatielos in the district.Allan Merson yes-he was in Southampton.
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Joined: May 13th, 2005, 7:50 am

July 21st, 2009, 8:03 am #4

Now I remember. I was at a Morning Star Bazaar in Hants and Betty A and I think husband were guests and speakers.
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Suslov

August 25th, 2009, 11:34 pm #5

Were'nt there some redoubtable comrades in a family called Smith in Southhampton? Pete Smith think was a teacher in London, but the family were dyed in the wool bolsheviki I thought..?
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Hants and Dorset DPC
Hants and Dorset DPC

August 26th, 2009, 12:07 pm #6

Pete Smith?there was a Dave Smith but he had a heavy Hampshire accent
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