Meredid, Lyn

Lyn Meredid
1 April 2018News

Poet, author, hospital worker and socialist 'was never one to give up when things got tough'

In February, we lost our dear friend and comrade Beaty Smith after a prolonged period of failing health. Beaty was born in 1937 to a large working-class family in Garston, Liverpool, and her experience of growing up in 1940s Britain among intelligent, self-educated people informed her profound sense of social justice and lifelong adherence to the socialist cause.

Beaty worked in National Health hospitals all her life, first as a nurse and later as a ward sister. In Paris in 1968,…