Richard Hayward (II)
Chairman of Little Lever Urban District Council: 1937-38, 1946-47
Born: Ladyshore House, Little Lever 10 June 1884
Died: Bolton District Infirmary, Farnworth 24 October 1967
Education: St Matthew's C of E National School, Little Lever
Son of John Hayward, Chairman of Little Lever UDC 1912-14.
Grandson of Richard Hayward, Chairman of Little Lever Local Board 1879-91 and Chairman of Little Lever UDC 1896-97.
Mining engineer. Worked at Ladyshore Colliery, Little Lever where his father was Manager. He was exempted from enlistment in the First World War because of his 'preferred ocupation'.
On leaving the Colliery he managed a wet fish shop with his wife Annie near Bury. In 1924 they became tenants of the Eagle and Child pub at Fletcher Bank, Shuttleworth, near Ramsbottom. In 1927 he returned to work as Chief Engineer at Ladyshore Colliery, by then managed by his younger brother, William Thornley Hayward. He retired on health grounds in 1944.
Represented Ladyshore Ward from 1929 until losing his seat in 1946.
He was a prominent member of the Conservative Party in Little Lever, holding the preference shares purchased by his grandfather and father, and was Chairman of the local Party until resigning in October 1951.