Charles Mason

Charles Mason (1889-1945) was born in Brierley and started work in the mines soon after leaving school. He married Margaret Daniels in 1909 and had seven children, including the celebrated Forest author Winifred Foley. In 1922 he was appointed as a Guardian at Westbury workhouse and in 1923 he was elected to East Dean District Council. He was elected to the FDMA Executive Committee in 1919.  He was killed in an accident at Cannop colliery in 1945.

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