This is one of the saddest obits I’ve ever read:
She was born on April 3 1932 and liked to describe herself as “the love child of itinerant communist market traders”. Her father, an atheist from the Midlands, was a member of the Marxist-sympathising Plebs League and a founder of the Communist Party of Great Britain who earned his living travelling around the country in a wooden caravan selling home-made herbal remedies
Not even that bit. This bit:
Hylda Sims was one: a lifelong advocate of Left-wing values and progressive thinking, she was still performing topical songs in a City Ramblers Revival band with Simon Prager and Doc Stenson weeks before her death.
Even in her 80s she was still treading the boards to push the one true faith.