Mayor of Horwich: 1977-78 (Conservative)
Born: Farnworth 21 October 1945
Educated: Holy Trinity School, Bolton; Lostock Open Air School; Brandwood Street County Primary School, Bolton; White Bank Secondary Modern School, Bolton
Hairdresser - continued in long family tradition.
The family have been cutting hair in Bolton since 1884 - his father Herbert, grandfather Herbert, great-grandfather Herbert and great-great grandfather Tom were all barbers. His son Mark is also a barber.
Represented Central Ward 1976-1980.
Anglican - he was a chorister at St Mary's, Deane 1954-1965 and Holy Trinity Horwich from 1974.
His mother, Marjorie Foster, was Mayoress.