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Harry Greenhalgh Orr

Chairman of Little Lever Urban District Council: 1939-40, 1948-49 (Independent)

Born: Little Lever 1888

Died: Farnworth 30 March 1960

Businessman - Motor and Bus proprietor and sports shop owner.

He ran Little Lever's first bus service to Moses Gate in 1920. He extended the service to Dobson and Barlow's works at Bradley Fold and then followed that with a through service to Manchester, Whitefield and Radcliffe. His local services were acquired by Bolton Corporation in 1926 and his transport company was acquired jointly by Bolton, Bury and Salford Corporations in 1933.

He then went into business as a sports outfitter in Bury.

Councillor for 15 years - sitting as an independent.

He was the first Chairman of Little Lever Urban District Council to wear the Chain of Office, purchased by public subscription in 1948.

Represented Little Lever on the Bolton Area Assessment Committee.

During the Second World War he was Chairman of the Central Comforts Fund Committee.

His obituary in the Farnworth Journal claimed that "he played professional football for Arsenal, Barnsley, Falkirk and Exeter City and cricket for Dalkeith and Dundee."

He assisted Little Lever and Halliwell Cricket Clubs as an amateur and was for some years Chairman of Little Lever Cricket Club.

He was a Churchwarden at St Matthew's and at the time of his death was Vice Chairman of Little Lever Conservative Club.

Harry Greenhalgh Orr


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