Margaret Jane Evans

Margaret Jane Evans (1895 – 1949) was born on a farm near Gwynfe in Wales. Her father was a sheep farmer and both her mother and father were Welsh speakers. Margaret’s first language was Welsh but she could also speak English. She had two sisters, Mary Anne and Lizzie.  As a teenager, she worked on the farm helping her father out with his flock of sheep. When she was about fifteen, she moved to Llandilo to take up studies as a student. She married John Williams in 1920 and moved with him to Cinderford in 1922 where she brought up two children, Dennis and Nest, and helped out her husband with his trade union duties. In later life, she suffered from ill health and was confined to her bed for the last five years of her life.


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