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

Alfred Potts

Mayor of Bolton: 1922-23 (Labour)

Born: Bolton 1867

Died: Newton Le Willows, Lancashire 24 April 1945

First Labour Mayor of Bolton.

Trade Union Official.

Became an office boy in the Parks Superintendent's Office at 14, and later a member of the outdoor staff, remaining with the Parks Department for 20 years. He worked 15 years during the winter as a stoker at the Corporation Gas Works.

Became full time Permanent Secretary of Bolton and District Gas Workers Association aged 35.

Represented East Ward from 1909. Alderman 1922.

Borough magistrate 1919.

His early years with the Parks Department made him a keen botanist and horticulturist.

His wife, Lily, was Mayoress.


Click for larger image Formal portrait of Alfred Potts as Mayor of Bolton.

Click for larger image
Alfred PottsPotts Family Tree • pdfClick for larger image

Alfred Potts' link on the Mayor of Bolton's Chain of Office.

Click for larger image


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