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Thomas Anderton

Mayor of Bolton: 1994-95 (Labour)

Born: Hemsworth, Yorkshire 28 November 1924

Died: February 2015

Spent most of his working life in cotton mills.

Served in the Royal Navy Coastal Force during the Second World War as a crew member on motor torpedo boats.

Worked in cotton industry and later became a full-time trade union official with Bolton Card and Ring Room Association.

Licensee of The Griffin public house in Great Moor Street, Bolton 1972-74.

Machinist at Edbro Ltd from 1974 until his retirement.

Represented Daubhill Ward 1979-2004.

Chairman of Leisure Services 1989-1993.

Honorary Alderman of Bolton Metropolitan Borough, admitted 2004.

He recalled visiting HMS Beaver - Bolton's adopted ship - at Liverpool and having to leave the Mayor's Chain on dry land in case the ship sank with him on it and the Chain was lost!


Click for larger image Formal portrait of Thomas Anderton as Mayor of Bolton.

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Thomas Anderton


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