Mayor of Farnworth: 1972-73 (Labour)
Born: Astley Bridge, Bolton 22 January 1922
Died: Farnworth 23 October 1999
Educated: Wolfenden Street School, Bolton; Bolton Municipal Secondary School
First (and only) female Mayor of Farnworth.
Born Elizabeth Casement - known as Betty.
Wife of George Kenyon Brown, Mayor of Farnworth 1965-66.
They had 6 children themselves, adopted a son and fostered over 40 other children.
Worked as a SRN at Bolton Royal Infirmary, Bolton General Hospital and also in North Wales.
Represented North East Ward.
One of the main instigators of the Bolton Dial-a-Ride service.
Member of a number of Committees including, Health, Baths and Markets, Parks and Entertainment.
In 1970 she was elected as Lancashire County Councillor for the Western Division of Farnworth.
Served as a member of the County Council Social Services and Parliamentary Coordination Committees.
Awarded British Empire Medal in 1988 for services to the community.
Awarded Honorary Fellowship of Bolton Institute 1991.
Vice-Chairman of Haysbrook, Lostock, Firwood and Woodside Special Schools.
Vice-Chairman of Plodder Lane, Cherry Tree and Highfield Schools and a Governor of Harper Green School.
Mrs Brown was a tireless campaigner and fund raiser for the handicapped, made more urgent in 1976 by her own diagnosis of viral meningitis which forced her into a wheelchair for ten years.
Whilst in hospital she established the charity 'Breathe' to buy more breathing equipment for hospital patients
Her eldest daughter, Mrs Katherine Lesley Hulme, was Mayoress.