Webster, Clive

First name/s: Clive
Last name: Webster
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Date of birth:
Year of birth: 1941

Life before Ruskin

Date and place of birth: Batley, West Yorkshire


Work: Left school at 16, worked in Thornhill Pit, Yorkshire Coalfields. Soon became a shot-firer using explosives to open up coal seams.

Politics/Trade union activity: National Union of Miners

Trade Union membership (at time of entry to Ruskin) NUM

Life at Ruskin

Dates at Ruskin: 1967

Source of funding: NUM Scholarship

Campaigns/political activity:

Subjects studied at Ruskin: Politics



Life after Ruskin


Work: Adult Education Teacher at Wakefield College

Politics/trade union activity: National Association of Teachers in Further and Higher Education

Family: 1981 married to June, they had two children Andrew and Sally and later seven grandchildren

Place & date of death: 10th May 2011 aged 69

Date of death: 10/05/2011
Year of death: 2011

Achievements / Publications

Helped establish Trade Union Studies Centre at Wakefield College

1981-1986 Served as member of West Yorkshire County Council until it was abolished by Conservative government

1989 Appointed General Secretary of Leeds Permanent Building Society Staff Association

1995-2011 Deputy General Secretary of Independent Union of Halifax Staff – now Accord (on Halifax Merger with Bank of Scotland)

Material in archives or already published articles

Above information sourced on-line:


Photographs, order of service, eulogy and obituary by Ged Nichols (fellow Accord trade unionist), book of condolences, video of celebration of his life at TUC Congress House on 7th July 2011 and document with photos and list of achievements “A life in pictures”

Mention of death of Clive Webster in Labour Research June 2011 under “union news”.


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Denise Pakeman

created 17/11/2014 at 12:00 pm, updated 19/02/2015 at 12:22 pm

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