William Lewtas Longworth
Chairman of Horwich Urban District Council: 1905-06 (Conservative)
Born: Bridge Street, Horwich 18 October 1868
Master bleacher - Horwich Bleach Works.
Son of John Longworth, Chairman of Horwich Board 1882-84, 1889-94 and Horwich Urban District Council 1894-96.
Grandson of William Longworth who became owner of the bleachworks on Bridge Street Horwich in 1840.
Represented East Ward from 1896.
Vice Chairman 1901-1905.
He served in the First World War as a Lieutenant in the Remount Service of the Army Service Corps - obtaining and training horses for the Army - and was allowed to retain his seat while absent but resigned in 1918.
He owned many fine racehorses, one of which, Logan's Rock, created great interest in the district when it was entered in the Grand National. Unfortunately it was not successful.
Horwich Bleach Works closed in 1937.