You can view above a section of the book, ‘A sense of value; a sense of purpose’, in which the editors explain how the book was assembled and the picture of the Communist Party that it built up. This work has never been done on such a scale before by the party itself. A powerful picture emerges of ordinary people, committed and collectivist in their approach to the struggle for socialism.

Historic Anti imperialist demonstration

You can read some of the biographies here.

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Included in our book Red Lives is the real story of comrade Annie Powell, Mayor of the Rhondda and an inspiration to those who knew her. Go here to hear a BBC clip about her.

Michael Herbert reveals the communist behind some of Dr Who’s most thought-provoking adventures in this article and short film.