Richard Hayward (I)
Chairman of Little Lever Local Board: 1879-81
Chairman of Little Lever Urban District Council: 1896-97
Born: Churchgate, Bolton c. 1836
Died: Ladyshore House, Little Lever 11 June 1909
Educated: Mr Latham's Academy
Manager of Ladyshore Colliery, Little Lever.
He worked first as a book-keeper for Andrew Knowles and Sons, Eagley.
Father of John Hayward, Chairman of Little Lever UDC 1912-14.
Grandfather of Richard Hayward, Chairman of Little Lever UDC 1937-38, 1946-47.
Appointed to Little Lever Local Board in 1873 and served 25 years in total.
Represented Ladyshore Ward.
Chairman of Streets and Finance Committees.
On his retirement, fellow Councillors contributed to place a portrait of him in the Council Chamber, inscribed "Richard Hayward, elected 1873, retired 1898, Chairman 1879-1881 and in 1896."
Wesleyan - One of the founders of the Church in Little Lever. Choirmaster of Wesleyan Chapel for 20 years and a Trustee. Manager of the Wesleyan Day School.
He later lived in Bromley Cross and worshipped at Birtenshaw Wesleyan Methodist Church.