WILLIAMS, WILLIAM HUGH (Arafon; 1848 - 1917), trade union leader

Name: William Hugh Williams
Pseudonym: Arafon
Date of birth: 1848
Date of death: 1917
Gender: Male
Occupation: trade union leader
Area of activity: Business and Industry; Politics, Government and Political Movements
Author: David Thomas

Born 8 August 1848 at Mynydd Llandygài, Caernarfonshire - his mother was a sister to William Owen, Prysgol (1813 - 1893). He was the leader for the strikers at the Penrhyn quarry, Caernarfonshire, in the 1896 strike and the unofficial adviser of the quarrymen in the great strike of 1900-03. He became financial secretary to the North Wales Quarrymen's Union. He was a cultured man and a sane leader. He died 24 November 1917 at Mynydd Llandygài.


Published date: 1959

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