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Reginald Birch (1914–1994) by Harrison © News International Newspapers Ltd

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Birch [formerly Catlin-Birch], Reginald (1914–1994), trade unionist and political activist, was born Reginald Catlin-Birch on 7 June 1914 at 4 Chichester Terrace, Kilburn, London, one of the five children of Charles Catlin-Birch (d. 1928), house painter and builder, and his wife, ...

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Hannington, Walter [Wal] (1896–1966), trade union official and political activist, was born on 17 June 1896 at 22 Randolph Street, Kentish Town, London, the youngest of four sons and sixth of seven surviving children of Henry William Hannington, foreman bricklayer of Kentish Town...

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James Reid (1932–2010) by David Reed, 1971 © David Reed / National Portrait Gallery, London

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Reid, James [Jimmy] (1932–2010), trade unionist, political activist, and journalist, was born at 56 Whitefield Road, Govan, Glasgow, on 9 July 1932, the younger son and second youngest of the seven children of Leo Reid, casual labourer, and his wife, Isabella, née McLean...