Links in a Chain - the Mayors of Bolton
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Dr Horace Wilfred Taylor

Mayor of Bolton: 1946-47 (Conservative)

Born: Bolton 1896

Died: Birmingham General Hospital 1961

Educated: Bolton School; Manchester University

General Practitioner.

Son of William Taylor - "pawnbroker, milliner and draper".

He was a family doctor in Derby Street, Bolton and later at Orient House, Wigan Road, Bolton.

Represented Derby Ward from 1935-47 and Rumworth Ward 1950-53.

Magistrate 1945.

Chairman of the Libraries Committee.

President of Bolton Medical and Ethical Society.

President of Bolton Rotary Club 1940.

Chairman of Rotary Club Youth Committee and was for a time a Scoutmaster.

Captain of Deane Golf Club.


He was a keen traveller and visited every country in Europe, including the then Soviet Union.

Anglican - he worshipped at Emmanuel Church.

He was described in his obituary as being "...known as a man who stood no nonsense, who was at times brusque, but always full of common sense..."


Click for larger image Formal portrait of Horace Wilfred Taylor as Mayor of Bolton.

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Dr Horace Wilfred TaylorClick for larger image

The names of the Mayors of Bolton from 1941 to 1974 are recorded on the reverse of the County Borough badge

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