Horace Jones

Horace Jones (1874 – 1967) was born in Yorkley, the son of a miner.  He started work at one of the Parkend pits as a teenager. In February 1889, he helped found the Pillowell brass band and was a playing member until 1903 when he helped found the Yorkley Onward band. He married Cora Biddington in 1901, but sadly she died two years later. In 1904, he married Florence Nelmes and went on to have six children.  In 1901 he was working as a hewer. However, by 1911 was working as a checkweighman at New Fancy colliery and represented New Fancy the on the FDMA Executive. He continued in these roles until his retirement.


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