Paul Brown

Paul Brown (1884 – 1952) was born in St Arvans near Chepstow and was the son of a stonemason. Soon after his birth, his family moved to Darkhole Farm in Saunders Green. Sometime after 1901, he moved to Tredegar, South Wales to work in the pits. In April 1907, he married Cora Edwards and had four children. Cora died in 1914 and Brown returned to the Forest of Dean with his four children and obtained work locally in the mines. In 1918, he married Kate Laurence and moved into a house in Whitecroft. In 1923 he was working at Norchard Colliery and became one of its representatives on the FDMA Executive. He continued in this role throughout the 1926 Lockout.

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