Fred Evans

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 217 SWCC : MNB/PP/18
  • Dates of Creation
      1963 - 1979
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      1 box

Scope and Content

Material relating to the Referendum on Devolution c1973-1979; material relating to the Rent Charges Bill 1977, 1977; miscellaneous material c1975-1977 and undated (c1963-1979).

Administrative / Biographical History

Alfred T. Evans (or more commonly known as Fred Evans) was born in 1914. He was the son of a miner. Fred Evans was educated at both primary and grammar schools at Bargoed, Glamorganshire and went on to study at the University College of Wales Cardiff. He married Mary Katharine O'Marah in 1939 and they had a son and two daughters.

Fred Evans was head of the English Department at Bargoed Grammar School 1937-1949, Headmasther of Bedlinog Secondary School, Glamorganshire1949-1966 and Headmaster of Lewis Boys Grammar School, Pengam, Monmouthshire 1966-1968.

He was Agent to the Rt. Hon. Ness Edwards, MP for Caerphilly, and a Councillor on Gelligaer Urban District Council 1948-1951. Fred Evans contested unsuccessfully for the Labour Party the Leominster division of Herefordshire in 1955 and the Stroud division of Gloucestershire in 1959. He sat as MP (Labour) for the Caerphilly division of Glamorganshire from 1968 until 1979 when he retired. He died in 1987.

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