Red Clydeside: A history of the labour movement in Glasgow 1910-1932

Political parties and organisations of the Red Clydeside period

Glasgow Anarchist Group

The Glasgow Anarchist Group was formed by Guy Aldred in 1912, and participated in the anti-war and anti-conscription campaigns of 1914-1918. It became the Glasgow Communist Group in 1920, then after the formation of the Communist Party of Great Britain in 1921, it changed its name again to the Anti-Parliamentary Communist Federation.

image thumbnail Photograph of Glasgow Anarchist Group meeting taken on 1 January 1915 in the Herald League Rooms in Buchanan Street, Glasgow.
Portrait photograph of Guy Aldred taken during his first visit to Glasgow in 1912. Although English by birth, Aldred settled in Glasgow and set up the anarchist-communist publishers The Bakunin Press. image thumbnail