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.
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 from1979.
Chairman of Leisure Services 1989-1993.
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!