Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Ray Challinor/Dorothy Thompson

On behalf of the LSHG, it is sad to relay the news of the recent passing of two very distinguished historians of the labour movement - Ray Challinor and Dorothy Thompson - condolences to their friends and families. No doubt this blog will be carrying longer appreciations of their work in future.

Edited to add: Tribute to Dorothy

Edited to add: Obituaries of Ray


  1. Russell Challinor (Son)2 February 2011 at 14:20

    Ray Challinor funeral details

    9 February 2011 at 2.15p.m at
    Tynemouth Crematorium,
    Walton Avenue,
    North Shields
    Tyne & Wear NE29 9NJ.

    No Flowers Please donations if desired to Stop The War Campaign. All friends and comrades welcome.

  2. These are sad losses, which will be felt not in Britain but around the world. I've put a little tribute to Dorothy as well as a copy of a message she sent me near the end of her life on my blog:

    I only met Raymond Challinor once but was struck by his passion and his intellectual honesty.