Margaret Kaye obituary
My mother-in-law, Margaret Kaye, who has died aged 94, dedicated much of her life to social services, in particular the provision of support to vulnerable young children.
She was born in Bishop Auckland, County Durham, and her childhood was spent in the shadow of poverty and mass unemployment. Her father, Jack Johnson, was a coalminer and local branch secretary of the Communist party, who was victimised after the general strike of 1926 and took to professional boxing, having been involved in the sport in previous years. Her mother, Hilda (nee Wood), was a housewife. Margaret joined the Young Communist League in her teens and remained committed to the Communist party until its dissolution in 1991.