Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Councillor Percy Langton - Hayes Pioneer

Percy Langton
Hayes Labour Assocation pioneer
Gazette 17th March 1960

born 1889 at Hayes

Mr Percy Langton a Labour party pioneer in Hayes early in the centaury, was buried at East Finchley on Monday following an inquest into his death.

Mr Langton was 71 and had left the district many years ago, prior, even to his retirement to Brighton.

Mr Langton who was chairman of Hayes Urban District Council between 1914 and 1916 was amongst the advocates of the first council houses here and founded a Socialist Sunday School in the area during the 1920's.

He worked as political agent for Mr W.J. Brown when the now famous radio and television personality stood as a Labour candidate in the old Uxbridge constituency which then included Hayes.

Mr Langton was a correspondent for the Middlesex Advertiser more than 40 years ago and lived at one time in Angel Lane, Hayes.

An inquest was held because he fell and broke his leg before his death from bronchial pneumonia.

He was buried in the St Pancras Borough Cemetery at East Finchley

plot no 302 section 10j Grants 14705 (employed by St Pancras UDC?)
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