Bill Miller


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Jonathan Wood tells the illuminating life story of William (Bill) Miller, the son of a black Sierra Leonean and an English woman who grew up to become one of Plymouth Labour Party’s leading members and Councillors from the early 1920s to his death in 1970, and a key figure in the post-war reconstruction of Plymouth. He worked at the Naval Dockyard and was active in his trade union the Electrical Trades Union. A measure of the man is shown by his unofficial organisation of the evacuation of women and children from the City in 1941. He was arrested. A few days after his reprimand in court the authorities ordered a total evacuation of women and children.

Published by History & Social Action Publications in association with Labour Heritage.

ISBN 0-9548943-2-4