Albert James Ratcliffe
Chairman of Horwich Urban District Council: 1973-74 (Liberal)
Born: Leigh, Lancashire 29 December 1906
Died: Bolton District General Hospital 14 April 1980
Last Chairman of Horwich Urban District Council.
Councillor 1963-71, 1972-1980.
Chairman of the Allotments, Housing and Planning and General Purposes Committees.
Originally a Liberal but later became a Conservative.
Was Mayor-elect of Horwich in 1980 but died shortly before he was due to take office.