Category Archives: ~ other Trade Union

Williams, David James

First name/s: David James Last name: Williams Known names / nicknames: D.J. Date of birth: 03/02/1897 Year of birth: 1897 Life before Ruskin Date and place of birth: 3rd February 1897, Tai’rgwaith, Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen, near Ammanford, South Wales. Family: Father Morgan Williams, a miner; Mother Margaretta, née Jones – occupation unknown. School: Tai’rgwaith Infants School and […]

Walker, James

First name/s: James Last name: Walker Known names / nicknames: Date of birth: 12/05/1883 Year of birth: 1883 Life before Ruskin Date and place of birth: 12 May 1883, at 817 Great Eastern Road, Parkhead, Glasgow. Family: Son of John Walker, a steel smelter, and his wife, Jane (Jeanie), née Harwood. Work: Initially working on […]

Stevens, Siaka Probyn

First name/s: Siaka Probyn Last name: Stevens Known names / nicknames: Date of birth: 24/08/1905 Year of birth: 1905 Life before Ruskin Date and place of birth:  Tolobu, Moyamba district, Sierra Leone, on 24 August 1905 Family: Son of James Tibin Stevens, a former soldier in the West African Frontier Force, later a shopkeeper, and […]

McGuiggan, John

First name/s: John Last name: McGuiggan Known names / nicknames: Date of birth: 06/04/1947 Year of birth: 1947 Life before Ruskin Date and place of birth: 6 April 1947, York Family: Married, two children Work: Soldier; Photographer, Scenes of Crime Dept, Nottinghamshire Constabulary Politics/Trade union activity: Labour Party member,  NALGO Branch Secretary Trade Union membership […]

Engineer students at Ruskin 1906

Engineers at Ruskin 1906 Back of the postcard of the 1906 Engineers The custom was for photographs to be taken of students organised on the basis of their union. In the early years funding was primarily provided by unions. The photograph is in the form of a postcard. It pictures a group of engineers who […]

Ablett, Noah

First name(s): Noah Last name: Ablett Known names / nicknames: Date of birth: 04/10/1883 Year of birth: 1883 Life before Ruskin Date and place of birth: 4 October 1883, Ynys-hir, near Porth, Rhondda, Glamorgan Family: Tenth of eleven children; son of John Ablett, miner and Jane, née Williams Work: Standard colliery, Ynys-hir from age of 12 […]

Watkins, Charles

First name/s: Charles Last name: Watkins Known names / nicknames: Date of birth: Year of birth: 1875 Life before Ruskin Date and place of birth: 1875 at 51 Froome, Mordiford, Herefordshire  (Christened, 12 September 1875 according to baptismal record) Family: Father: James Watkins (occupation given as “labourer” by 1881 census);  Mother: Leah Watkins. James and […]

Terry, Ken

First name/s: Ken Last name: Terry Known names / nicknames: Date of birth: 02/10/1949 Year of birth: 1949 Life before Ruskin Date and place of birth: 2 October 1949 Doncaster, South Yorkshire Family: Single Work: Engineering Politics/Trade union activity: Convenor,branch officer, District council member AUEW.  Labour Party Trade Union membership (at time of entry to […]

Mboya,Thomas Odhiambo Joseph

First name/s: Thomas Odhiambo Joseph Last name: Mboya Known names / nicknames: Tom Date of birth: 15/08/1930 Year of birth: 1930 Life before Ruskin Date and place of birth 15 August 1930  Kilima Mbogo, Kenya Family Parents: Leonard and Marcella Ndiege, overseer on a sisal plantation. Educated at Catholic Secondary School, Nyanza Province. Holy Ghost […]

Muskett, Dick

First name/s: Dick Last name: Muskett Known names / nicknames: Date of birth: 18/09/1942 Year of birth: 1942 Life before Ruskin Date and place of birth 18 September 19452, Bexhill, Sussex Family Work I worked as a labourer from age 15, then joined the army in 1962, serving for 6 years. When I came out […]