1990s >> 1994 >> no-1075-march-1994

Obituary: Ken Leggett

We have just learned of the death of our Comrade Ken Leggett of Enfield & Haringey Branch.


Ken joined the Party relatively late in life in 1968 at the age of 42 after reading an election leaflet put through his letter-box in the 1967 GLC elections. But, many years before, he had already taken a stance against one of the worst effects of capitalism by registering as a conscientious objector during the Second World War. One of the tasks he was given being to look after German POWs.


Ken was an amateur (tenor) singer and had a jovial and irreverent nature. He was at one time Branch Treasurer in the days when he was able to be active. In later years due to having to work long hours his activities were curtailed somewhat and the onset of arthritis finally put an end to this, making it almost impossible even to attend the Branch.


Ken took belated retirement last year and moved with his partner from London to Sussex to enjoy a well-earned rest.


Julian Vein