James Fitton (b.1899; d.1982)

Known as a painter and designer, Fitton was born in Oldham. His father was an iron plater and union leader, and his mother a mill weaver. He was educated at the Watersheddings Board School until 1913, having learnt to draw after losing time at school after a bungled operation which left him partly deaf. Fittons' father was involved in the Fabians, and through this Fitton met James Keir Hardie and Emmeline Pankhurst. Fitton worked for…