Links in a Chain - the Mayors of Bolton
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Doris Berry

Mayor of Bolton: 1974-75 (Conservative)

Born: Bolton 19 October 1912

Died: Bolton 22 May 1992

Educated: Deane Church of England Primary School; Derby Street High School

First Mayor of the newly formed Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council.

Born Doris Woodall, she ran a flower shop for the family nursery in Bolton Market Hall before marrying Walter Berry.

Represented Deane-cum-Lostock Ward and later Deane-cum-Heaton from 1954 to 1988 with only a one year break. Alderman 1967.

She was Chairman of the Environmental Health and Road Safety Committees and a member of many others.

Became a magistrate in 1968.

Honorary Alderman August 1988.

Was Mayor at the opening of Horwich Leisure Centre by Princess Anne on 18 March 1975.

As Mayor she accepted the current Badge to the Mayoral Chain of Office on behalf of the Council from Marcus Tillotson on 16 April 1975.

Chairman of Deane Conservative Ladies and was Secretary of pre-War 'Young Britons' - a youth group for Bolton Conservatives.

Worked in support of Kidney Research and Cancer Relief.

She was Governor of several schools including Bolton School.

Anglican.

Her daughter, Winifred Patricia Boyes, was Mayoress.

 

Click for larger image Election campaign portrait of Doris Berry in 1954.

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Click for larger image Formal portrait of Doris Berry as Mayor of Bolton.

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Click for larger image Formal portrait of Doris Berry as Mayor of Bolton.

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Click for larger image Marcus Tillotson presenting Doris Berry with the new badge to the Mayors Chain of Office on 16 April 1975

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Click for larger image Badge presented to Doris Berry as past Mayor of Bolton.

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Click for larger image Honorary Alderman scroll presented to Doris Berry 10 August 1988.

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Click for larger image Badge presented to Winifred Patricia Boyes as past Mayoress of Bolton.

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Click for larger image The Mayoress of Bolton's 1974-75 season ticket to Bolton Wanderers - then in the Second Division (with Manchester United.)

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Doris Berry

 

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