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Former Mayors

The list of former Mayors goes back to the 19th century. You can read the roll of honour below to find out who was Mayor when you were born. 

1881 - 1883 Augustus William Smethurst 
1883 - 1884 Thomas Anderton 
1884 - 1885 Thomas Whittle 
1885 - 1886 John Heald 
1886 - 1887 Thomas Forrester 
1887 - 1889 Arthur George Leigh 
1889 - 1891 Sir Henry Fleming Hibbert 
1891 - 1893 John Whittle 
1893 - 1894 James Lawrence 
1894 - 1896 Thomas Howarth 
1896 - 1897 Humphrey Norris Whittle 
1897 - 1900 Bertram Jackson 
1900 - 1902 George Thomas Brown 
1902 - 1904 Henry Bradley 
1904 - 1905 George Thomas Brown 
1905 - 1907 James Sharples 
1907 - 1909 James Winder Stone 
1909 - 1911 Henry William Hitchen 
1911 - 1912 Alban Jolly 
1912 - 1913 William Henry Killick 
1913 - 1915 Ralph Hindle 
1915 - 1917 James Turner 
1917 - 1920 Lewis Wilson 
1920 - 1922 John Fearnhead 
1922 - 1924 John Sharples 
1924 - 1925 John Karfoot 
1925 - 1925 John Sharples 
1925 - 1927 Arnold Gillet 
1927 - 1930 Ernest Ashton 
1930 - 1931 Arnold Gillet 
1931 - 1933 Bertha Maud Gillett 
1933 - 1935 Peter Henry Hodgkinson 
1935 - 1936 William Wilcock 
1936 - 1939 Ralph Gent 
1939 - 1942 Tom Hamer 
1942 - 1944 Fredric Brindle 
1944 - 1946 John Green 
1946 - 1947 Richard Evans 
1947 - 1949 Ernest Warburton 
1949 - 1950 Samuel Cookson 
1950 - 1951 George Brown Fletcher 
1951 - 1952 Charles Williams 
1952 - 1953 Thomas Heaton 
1953 - 1954 Edith May Edwards 
1954 - 1955 Bertram Harry Gaskell 
1955 - 1956 William Wilcock 
1956 - 1957 Willie Lowe 
1957 - 1958 Thomas Grime 
1958 - 1959 Edith Cunliffe 
1959 - 1960 Constance Monks 
1960 - 1961 Wilfred Rawcliffe MBE JP 
1961 - 1962 George Reginald Rigby 
1962 - 1963 Alic Robert Sheppard 
1963 - 1964 David Dunn 
1964 - 1965 Ian Sellars 
1965 - 1966 Tom Clifton Shorrock 
1966 - 1967 George Frederick Jones 
1967 - 1968 Annie Forshaw 
1968 - 1969 Walter Bleasdale 
1969 - 1970 Adam Barnes 
1970 - 1971 Thomas Rowlandson 
1971 - 1972 Henry Vickers Davies 
1972 - 1973 Dennis Edmund Seabrook 
1973 - 1974 William Wilcock 
1974 - 1975 William Corcoran 
1975 - 1976 Patrick Keane 
1976 - 1977 James Moorcroft MBE 
1977 - 1978 Elizabeth Raby 
1978 - 1979 Albert Edward Lowe 
1979 - 1980 James Glynn 
1980 - 1981 John Noel Lucas BSc, JP 
1981 - 1982 Richard Morris JP 
1982 - 1983 Karl Elijah Sandham 
1983 - 1984 John Whalley Holme 
1984 - 1985 Geoffrey Simons 
1985 - 1986 Arthur Miller Crook 
1986 - 1987 John Gerald Wilson 
1987 - 1988 Edna Shone JP 
1988 - 1989 John Livesey 
1989 - 1990 James Meadows DFC, JP1 
1990 - 1991 Francis Culshaw 
1991 - 1992 Barry James Hodson 
1992 - 1993 Ralph Snape MBE 
1993 - 1994 Donald Simkin 
1994 - 1995 Anthony Gee 
1995 - 1996 George Arthur Birtrill OBE, JP 
1997 - 1997 Melville George Coombes 
1997 - 1998 Lindsay Hoyle 
1998 - 1999 Alan Whittaker 
1999 - 2000 Mrs Florence Molyneaux 
2000 - 2001 Thomas McGowan 
2001 - 2002 Dennis Edgerley 
2002 - 2003 Raymond Parr 
2003 - 2004 James Eric Bell 
2004 - 2005 Daniel Peter Gee 
2005 - 2006 Marie Gray 
2006 - 2007 Mary Wilson 
2007 - 2008 Adrian Lowe 
2008 - 2009 Terry Brown 
2009 - 2010- Iris Smith 
2010 - 2011 Ken Ball
2011 - 2012 Pat Case CBE 
2012 - 2013 June Molyneaux 
2013 - 2014 John Walker 
2014 - 2015 Roy Lees 
2015 -  2016 Marion Lowe 
2016 - 2017 Doreen Dickinson
2017 - 2018 Mark Perks
2018 - 2019 Margaret Lees
2019 - 2020 Hasina Khan
2020 - 2021 Steve Holgate

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