Dye, Sidney

First name/s: Sidney
Last name: Dye
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Date of birth:
Year of birth: 1900

Life before Ruskin

Date and place of birth 1900 Wells-Next-the-Sea, Norfolk
Work Farmer
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Life at Ruskin

Dates at Ruskin 1920?
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Life after Ruskin

Politics/trade union activity Norfolk County Councillor 1934, Swaffham Rural District Council, 1935, contested South West Norfolk unsuccessfully in 1935 but won the seat by 53 votes in 1945, losing the seat  increasing his majority in 1950, but losing the seat in 1951 election, only to regain it in 1955 (Labour’s only gain in that year).
Place & date of death near Swaffham 1958

Date of death:
Year of death: 1958

Achievements / Publications

Sidney Dye was actively involved in campaigning against the proposed location of intermediate range nuclear missiles at the airbase, Swaffham, joining protesters blocking the site in December 1958. He travelled to London the following day (Monday 8 December 1958) to table a question regarding the protests in the House of Commons. The following morning he was killed in a car crash near his home in Swaffham – which led to some speculation as the coroner recorded that the brakes on his car had been completely ineffective (although the car was less than three years old).

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David Martin Dictionary of Labour Biography vol 1 ed Joyce Bellamy and John Saville


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Marj Mayo

created 14/10/2013 at 4:05 pm, updated 06/11/2013 at 6:33 pm

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