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Wilson, John (1856-1918)
1856-1918

Born at Doddington, Northumberland. After a minimal education he began work at the age of 8 at Bideabout Pit and subsequently at a number of mines and collieries, ending at Cambois colliery. Here he became secretary of the Aged Mineworkers' Association and was also active in a variety of local and political roles, including membership of the Morpeth Board of Guardians and treasurer of the Morpeth Liberal Association. Converted in a local revival in the vicinity of Lowick, he was active as a PM local preacher and Sunday School teacher.

Sources

  • Robert F. Wearmouth, The Social and Political Influence of Methodism in the Twentieth Century (1957)
  • Joyce Bellamy and John Saville, Dictionary of Labour Biography (1972-1993)

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