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Victor Seddon

Chairman of Little Lever Urban District Council: 1938-39 (Conservative)

Born: Little Lever c. 1901

Died:  November 1958

Railway Clerk working at several local stations and depots including Plodder Lane, Burnden and Patricroft where he was Chief Clerk.

His grandfather, Samuel Fogg was a member of the old Local Board and District Council and his uncle, James Fogg was Chairman of Little Lever UDC 1915-17 and 1930-31.

He was a Councillor for 15 years from 1935 until retirement in 1950 and Chairman of the Finance Committee for nine years. He was also a member of the Library Sub-committee.

Child welfare was one of his keen interests and he was a Governor of Farnworth Grammar School and a manager of Little Lever Secondary Modern School. He strongly opposed a proposal to convert Little Lever Secondary School to a Junior and Infants School which would have meant children over 11 having to travel to another neighbourhood.

During the Second World War   he was Chief Air-raid Warden for Little Lever.

He was an active member of Little Lever Conservative Club and a former Chairman and Committee member.

Freemason. Master of Earl Ellesmere Lodge No 678.





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