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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.

Married 1881.

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