Cyril John Thomas
Chairman of Westhoughton Urban District Council: 1970-71 (Labour)
Born: Wigan Road, Westhoughton 4 December 1910
Educated: Hart Common Primary School, Westhoughton
Miner for 42 years, working at different pits in Westhoughton until moving to Peel Hall Colliery where he continued working until 1968.
NUM representative for 14 years.
President of Westhoughton Central Labour Club for 20 years.
Represented Central Ward.
Represented Westhoughton UDC on the Divisional Education Executive, the Borsdane Wood Joint Committee, the Old People's Welfare Committee and the Youth Club Committee.
Chairman of Managers of Fourgates School and School Manager of Chequerbent, Hart Common Parochial and White Horse Primary Schools.
He was a keen footballer who played for his school team, Daisy Hill and Westhoughton Congregational sides.
His wife, Lily, was Chairman's Lady.