Southampton SWP has been saddened by the death of Ann Fannin on 25 March after a six-month illness.
Ann, who moved from London to the south coast, was a valued and energetic member of Southampton Shirley branch in the late 1980s and early 1990s until she moved to Barton-on-Sea in Hampshire.
She was a campaigner for lesbians and gay men. She also set up a Stop the War group in the New Forest, travelling to Southampton to participate in vigils and marches.
I vividly remember a naming the dead ceremony she organised in Brockenhurst village, with poetry and music.
She was also an active anti-fascist and was instrumental in exposing a fascist in the FBU firefighters’ union in Brockenhurst.
We remember Ann for her courage, humour, energy and integrity. She is a loss to her friends and the socialist movement. Our thoughts are with her partner Joyce and her family.
Anwar Ditta, a heroic anti-racist campaigner, died last week.