William Bradley

William Bradley (1865-1933) was born in Ruardean Woodside, the son of a miner. On leaving school he started work in the coal mines. He married Rhoda Parsons in 1886 and had two sons, one of whom died as a teenager. In the 1890s, he was elected as checkweighman at Trafalgar colliery, a post he held until the closure of the colliery in 1925. He represented Trafalgar on the FDMA Executive during this period and continued to be a member of the Executive after the closure of Trafalgar.

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