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John Hamer

Chairman of Turton Urban District Council: 1941-42

Born: Turton c. 1886

Died: Lytham St Annes, Lancashire 22 October 1957


He was the last in the line of brewers in the Bolton district - founded on his grandfather Henry's purchase of the Volunteer Inn, Bromley Cross in 1853 - selling the business and 42 pubs to Duttons Brewery in 1951 for £316,000.

Represented Eagley Ward 1931-46.

Chairman of the Rating and Valuation Committee.

Racehorse owner - including 'Boltonian'. His successes on the turf included winning the County Cup at Ayr and winning the Pontefract Borough Cup twice.

President of Bolton Cricket League.

He broke his neck in a riding accident in 1934 but recovered fully. He had the first of a series of strokes in 1945 leaving him suffering from depression which eventually led to him taking his own life.

John Hamer


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