Birt B Hinton

Birt B Hinton (1918 -1998) was born on Palmer’s Flat the son of a quarryman. He then lived in Berry Hill and worked at Cannop. He married Florence Hook in 1939. He represented Cannop on the FDMA Executive and was associated with the communist party in the 1940s. In 1949, he was elected as a Labour Councillor for Broadwell for the West Dean Rural District Council and Vice Chairman of West Dean Parish Council.  After the retirement of John Williams Hinton took responsibility for local matters as chair of the Forest of Dean branch of the NUM.

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