Elizabeth Andrews JP 1882 – 1960
Elizabeth Andrews became a magistrate in 1920, one of the earliest women magistrates in Wales. (the first having been Dame Margaret Lloyd George GBE appointed on Christmas Eve 1919).
She became a respected authority on juvenile delinquency and was awarded an OBE in 1948 for her services as a magistrate. She was the first woman organiser of the Labour Party in Wales and translated leaflets from English to Welsh, encouraging women to use their newly won vote.
Elizabeth Andrews was also a leading figure in the campaign for pithead baths and one of three women who gave evidence in the House of Lords before the 1918 Sankey Commission in the mining industry. She also opened the first nursery school in Wales in the Rhondda in 1938.