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Saint Matthew's School Centenary Booklet"

Saint Matthew's School, Church Road, Buckley

16 May 1949

Edmund Williams-Jones was a pupil teacher at the school under Joseph Tyson, whose help and influence decided him to leave the brickworks where he worked upon leaving school to become a pupil teacher. He then secured a position as assistant master in Birmingham and continued to work in the area. He held various posts in the Birmingham Association of the National Union of Teachers. He was its first secretary, holding the position for fifteen years. When he resigned he was made the president of the Birmingham branch and a trustee.


From 1893-1985 he was as assistant master at the Saint Mary's C.E. Schools. This was where he met his wife. They had one son. He then went on to work in Westminster Road Schools and Dartmouth Street Schools. He was then headmaster of one of the biggest schools in the area, the Slade Road Council School, for 15 years.


When he retired aged 67, a dinner was held in his honour at the Imperial Hotel in Birmingham.


He was brought up on the Lower Common. His father, John Jones, was a brickmaker. His brother, Mr Hayes-Jones, lived in Liverpool Road. His sister married Isaac Edwards, J.P. who lived in Mold Road.

Author: Anon


Year = 1949

Month = May

Day = 16

Building = School

Event = Historic

Work = Education

Extra = 1940s

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