Links in a Chain - the Mayors of Bolton
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Ernest George Bell

Chairman of Kearsley Urban District Council: 1970-71 (Liberal)

Born: London 9 January 1933

Died: Bolton Hospice 23 August 2000

Educated: St Matthew's, Little Lever; Farnworth Grammar School

Draughtsman – worked for United Ebonite / Lorival, Little Lever and Strebor Engineering, Radcliffe. Later orked for the Daily Express, Manchester.

When he was 17 he was presented with a certificate by the Royal Humane Society for having attempted to rescue a boy from drowning.

Represented South Ward 1964-71.

Chairman of Finance Committee.

Opened Springfield Gardens Community Centre, Kearsley.

Roman Catholic (converted on marriage.)

The Chairman's Lady was his wife, Sheila.

 

Click for larger image Ernest Bell (left) being presented with the Chain of Office as Chairman of Kearsley UDC by his predecessor, William Arthur Robinson.

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Click for larger image Ernest and Sheila Bell (left) as Chairman and Chairman's Lady of Kearsley UDC with Leonard Haslam and wife as Mayor and Mayoress of Farnworth.

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Click for larger image Ernest Bell presenting the Chain of Office as Chairman of Kearsley UDC to his his successor, Margaret Patricia Rothwell.

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Click for larger image Certificate presented to Ernest Bell in 1950 for "...having on the 10th June 1950 at personal risk, gone to the rescue of a boy who was unfortunately drowned in Wellbank Mill Lodge at Mytham Road, Little Lever, near Farnworth, Lancashire, and whose life he gallantly assisted in attempting to save"

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Ernest George Bell

 

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