Winch, Ernest Edward

WINCH, Ernest Edward, bricklayer, politician (b 22 Mar 1879, Harlow, England; d 11 Jan 1957, Vancouver). He visited Canada and VANCOUVER for the first time when he was 19, but work was scarce and he ended up returning to England. After training as a bricklayer, he came back to BC in 1910 with his wife and children, this time for good. His construction work led him to the LABOUR MOVEMENT and socialist politics. In 1918 he was president of the Vancouver Trades and Labour Council and an organizer...

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