Written by National Archives Monday, 11 April 2011
Frederick Theophilus Williams was born in St Paul’s in November 1906. He attended the school run by Sophia Jane Thomas and joined the St. Paul’s Parish Choir.
At an early age he moved to Basseterre where he became an apprentice in the carpenter’s trade at the workshop of his brother, Charles, who was a building contractor.
In the hope of bettering his prospects, Williams travelled to Aruba where he spent a few years. In the 1930s he became involved with others of like mind in improving the conditions of workers in St. Kitts. As a result he joined the Workers’ League and served on its Board of Directors and as its President. He was in the forefront of agitation for new laws relating for the formation of Trade Unions, the Right to Vote and Workmen’s Compensation.