Links in a Chain - the Mayors of Bolton
Links in a Chain - The Mayors of Bolton
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Eric Johnson

Mayor of Blackrod: 1988-89, 1993-94 (Labour)

Mayor of Bolton: 1996-97 (Labour)

Born: St Helens, Lancashire 1923

He served in the RAF during the Second World War but transferred to the Army towards end of War.

Came to Bolton in 1977 to work at Horwich Loco Works, having worked in Railway Industry since 1936.

'Retired' at closure of Loco Works in 1983.

Chairman of the Environment & Consumer Sub Committee.

Honorary Alderman of Bolton Metropolitan Borough, admitted 2000.

His wife, Ida Johnson, was Mayoress and was Mayor of Blackrod 1984-85, 1994-95.


Click for larger image Formal portrait of Eric Johnson as Mayor of Bolton.

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Eric Johnson


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