Links in a Chain - the Mayors of Bolton
Links in a Chain - The Mayors of Bolton
HomeBoltonFarnworthKearsleyLittle LeverHorwichWesthoughtonTurtonBlackrodMayoral InsigniaFreedom of BoltonCivic HeraldryBolton Town HallIndexLinksThanksContact Us

Edna Mobey

Chairman of Little Lever Urban District Council: 1961-62 (Labour)

Born: Little Lever 5 August 1903

Died: Bolton District General Hospital , Farnworth 29 July 1978

First and only female Chairman of Little Lever Urban District Council.

Born Edna Sennant.

Cotton weaver. She also worked as a Welfare Assistant for the School Meals Service at St Matthew's School.

Wife of John Mobey, Chairman of Little Lever Urban District Council 1943-44, 1952-53, 1958-59 and also served as the Chairman's Lady for those terms.

Represented Ladyshore Ward from 1954

When elected Chairman in 1961 she was described as the Number One Villager.

She was heavily involved in social work outside her Council duties, retiring in 1966 after 13 years as Secretary of Little Lever Old Age Pensioners Association.  She was also Vice Chairman of the Old People's Welfare Committee and of the Carnival Queen Committee.

In 1968 Edna and her husband John retired from the Council and were presented with a clock to mark 45 years service between them.

The Chairman's Lady was Mrs Hilda Greenwood.

 

Click for larger image Portrait of John and Edna Mobey as Chairman and Lady of Little Lever Urban District Council 1952.

Click for larger image
Click for larger image Edna Mobey being invested with the Chain of Chairman's Lady of Little Lever Urban District Council 30 September 1952 as John Mobey looks on.

Click for larger image
Click for larger image John and Edna Mobey attending a formal ball 1958.

Click for larger image
Edna Mobey

 

Heritage Lottery Fund Logo
Arms of Bolton Metropolitan Borough
Bolton Council
colour band