Reid moves to London as young communist leader

EMNNT1 Trade Unionist Jimmy Reid, pictured at home with family, 2nd January 1972. Wife Joan Reid Children L - R Eileen 12 Shona 9 Julie 2 1/2


Jimmy Reid becomes National Chair of Young Communist League (YCL) and moves to London to take up the full-time party post.

On the 9 August 1958 – while still living in London – Jimmy marries Joan Swankie at Old Kilpatrick Register Office selling golf clubs to pay for the bar tab…which still ran out, causing an argument between the families!

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Photo montage of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Jimmy Reid and in front of the Titan crane in the former shipyards of Clydebank

The full story behind John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s donation to Clyde shipbuilders of the UCS in 1971 as he went from Beatle to political and peace activist.

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