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George Herbert Barber
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BARBER, George Herbert, J.P.
Cinema Proprietor. Coronation House, Tunstall Park, Stoke-on-Trent.
Born 1860, Congleton, Cheshire. Son of the late James Barber.
Educated Dames School, leaving school at the age of nine years.
Member of Stoke-on-Trent City Council for 23 years ;
Lord Mayor, 1929-30 ;
Member of Board of Guardians for 20 years ;
Chairman of Old Age Pension Committee and Poor Law Committee ;
Member of Board of Governors for Asylum ;
Member of Military Pensions Committee ;
Justice of the Peace for the City of Stoke-on-Trent.
Local Preacher and connected with Wesleyan Church for forty-five years.
Published two books, Small Beginnings and Early Days of Chemical Recoveries from Coal; Composed a number of Hymn tunes.
Organised distribution of Butchers meat during the Great War.
Recreations--Music, Bowls, Flying since 1922. Done long air trips round the continent, Palestine, Egypt and Russia.
"Who's Who in Staffordshire" 1934