“British Communism” (Clapham – 3.00pm) – 30th June 2013 🗓

March 24, 2013

Venue: The Socialist Party’s premises, 52 Clapham High Street, London SW4 7UN

Directions: About 4 minutes walk south-east from Clapham North station on the Northern line of the London Underground system and 3 minutes walk from Clapham High Street station on the Circular Overground line

Speaker: Keith Scholey

In this talk Keith will outline the history of the Communist Party of Great Britain, its origins (ultimately in the Social Democratic Federation, our ‘Daddy’) and its development until its timely demise in 1991. Included will be a brief survey of British anti-revisionism (‘Maoism’) and other groups closely allied to the Communist Party.

A handout will be provided in the form of a time line and the talk illustrated with items from the Party’s collections.

In the chair: Eddie Craggs

All welcome

Audience participation

Free entry and refreshments

Please note that trains will not run between Surrey Quays and Clapham Junction on this day due to Network Rail track renewal work.  This includes the station at Clapham High Street.


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