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Pontefract Local History

MAYORS OF PONTEFRACT FROM 1884 to 1973

Reproduced from:
The Mayors, Councillors, Aldermen and Members of Parliament
of the Borough of Pontefract
until the end, 1974.
John O.E. Holmes, Printer, Pontefract.

MAYORS OF PONTEFRACT

Richard Holmes’ book lists Mayors to 409, the list below completes the list to the dissolution of the Borough of Pontefract when the property and rights of the Borough were taken over by the City of Wakefield Metropolitan District Council.

For a time the Mayoral Chain and Mace were displayed in Pontefract Museum, but following the theft of Dewsbury’s Chain it was thought wiser to keep them secure when not in use. The Wakefield M.D.C. Mayor does use the Pontefract Chain often when in Pontefract on Mayoral business.

John O.E. Holmes, 1993.

No.

MAYOR - Elected November

YEAR
410-13 JOHN RHODES 1884-87
414-15 WM. MATHERS 1888-89
416-17 JOHN RHODES 1890-91
418-20 JOSEPH TAYLOR 1892-94
421 GEORGE GRANDIDGE 1895
422-23 THOMAS WORDSWORTH 1896-97
424 WILLIAM ROBERTS MAUD 1898
425 JOSEPH TAYLOR 1899
426-27 FRANCIS WM. PEASE 1900-01
428 WM. JAS ROBSON 1902
429 THOS. R. RAMSDEN 1902-03
430 WM. HOPKINSON (Suicide) 1903
431 THOS. WORDSWORTH (December) 1903-04
432 STUART LOWDEN 1905
433 THOS. R. RAMSDEN 1906
434 GEORGE GRANDIDGE 1907
435 SAMUEL THRIPPLETON Samuel Thrippleton 1908
436-38 J. REGINALD SHAW 1909-11
439 E.C. ATKINSON 1911
440 W. THORNTON 1911
441-45 J. REGINALD SHAW 1912-16
446 F.W. PEASE 1917
447 OSWALD HOLMES 1918
448-51 THOS. J. SIDES 1919-22
452-53 R.P HUSBAND (died) 1923-24
454 THOS. J. SIDES (Sept) 1924
455-56 JOHN HUTCHINSON 1925-26
457 G. HEMINGWAY 1927
458 C. JOHNSON 1928
459 P. WILSON 1929
460 WILLIE BARBER 1929
461 PERCY BENTLEY 1930
462 WILLIAM WORDSWORTH 1931
463 GEORGE SAINTER 1932
464 JOSEPH FRAIN 1933
465 THOS. PADGHAM BRINDLEY 1934
466-67 THOS. J. SIDES (died) 1935-36
468 THOS. PADGHAM BRINDLEY (Oct) 1937
469 GEORGE WRIGHT 1937
470 WILLIAM RYDER 1938
471 JAMES RHODES 1939
472 THOMAS WILLIAM HILL 1940
473 GEORGE LODGE 1941
474 DAVID SAINTER 1942
475 FRANCIS WILLIAM LANE 1943
476 WILLIAM HORNER 1944
477 WILLIE BARBER 1945
478 JOSEPH HENRY PELL 1946
479 JOE BLACKBURN (Continued in Office) 1947

 

Election Changed to May

 
480 BEN WOOD 1949
481 THOMAS PADGHAM BRINDLEY 1950
482 GEORGE WRIGHT 1951
483 FELIX DEPLEDGE LEACH 1952
484 JOHN EDWARD MORRELL 1953
485 WILLIAM RYDER 1954
486 ROBERT EGAN 1955
487 ARTHUR WARD 1956
488 GEORGE EVAN POPPLETON 1957
489 CLIFFORD DYER 1958
490 JOE WALTON 1959
491 RICHARD CUNNINGHAM 1960
492 MRS VIOLET PRITCHARD 1961
493 LUKE WILLIAMS 1962
494 HARRY SHERWOOD 1963
495 FREDERICK ALFRED ARTHUR GARDINER 1964
496 MAURICE BYRNE 1965
497 DAVID ROBINSON 1966
498 GEOFFREY LOFTHOUSE 1967
499 PETER WESTERMAN 1968
500 JOE BLACKBURN 1969
501 KENNETH MILLETT 1970
502 BEN WOOD 1971
503 ROBERT EGAN 1972
504 ERIC TONKS 1973
     

 

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