Frank Matthews

Frank Matthews (1878 – 1946) was born in Coalway, the son of a carpenter. He married Alice Burford in 1904 and had six children. In 1901 and 1911, he was working as a hewer in the mines and was living at Broadwell. By 1919, he was working at Cannop colliery as a checkweighman and was elected as the Cannop representative on the FDMA Executive and continued in this role during the 1926 Lockout. He was expelled from the FDMA in October 1926 after returning to work before the end of the strike. However, the expulsion was rescinded and he continued in his role as a checkweighman at Cannop  until his retirement.

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