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Mayors Borough of Blackburn with Darwen

 

 

                           Mayors for the County Borough of Blackburn  

 
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No​ Mayor​ Tenure Terms​ Notes​
1 William Henry Hor​nby Senior 1851-52 1 First Mayor of the Borough
2​ Robert Hopwood​ 1852-53 1
3​ Thomas Dugdale​ 1853-55 2
4​ William Hoole​ 1855-56 1
5​ William Pilkington​ 1856-58 2
6​ John Baynes​ 1858-59 1
7​ James Cunningham​ 1859-60 1
8​ Thomas Thwaites​ 1860-61 1
9​ R. H. Hutchinson​ 1861-62 1
10​ J. B. S. Sturdy​ 1862-63 1
11​ Thomas Lund​ 1863-64 1
12​ William Stones​ 1864-65 1
13​ James Thompson 1865-66 1
14​ John Dean 1866-67 1
15​ John Smith 1867-69 2
16​ Thomas Hartley Pickup 1869-71 2
17​ Thomas Bury 1871-72 1
18​ John Thompson 1872-73 1
19​ John Pickop​ 1873-74​ 1​
20​ William​ Coddington 1874-75​ 1​ Received Baronetcy 1896​
21​ Robert Parkinson​ 1875-76​ 1​
22​ 1876-77​ 1​ Received Baronetcy 1899.  MP for Blackburn 1886-1910​
23​ James Dickinson​ 1877-78​ 1​
24​ Adam Dugdale 1878-80​ 2​
25​ Henry Harrison 1880-81​ 1​
26​ John Lund​ 1881-82​ 1​
27​ James Hoyle​ 1882-84​ 1​
28​ George Whitley​ 1884-85​ 1​
29​ Thomas Farrer Baynes 1885-86​ 1​
30​ Edgar Appleby​ 1886-88​ 2​
31​ John Rutherford​ 1888-89​ 1​
32​ Thomas Higson 1889-90​ 1​
33​ James Nuttall Boothman​ 1890-92​ 2​
34​ Herbert James Whitley​ 1892-93​ 1​
35​ Thomas Mitchell Eccles​ 1893-94​ 1​
36​ Robert Thomas Eastwood​ 1894-96​ 2​
37​ Fredrick Baynes​ 1896-97​ 1​
38​ Robert Carr Radcliffe​ 1897-98​ 1​
39​ Ely Heyworth​ 1898-99​ 1​
40​ Edwin Hamer 1899-1900​ 1​ Knighted 1914​
41​ William Tattersall​ 1900-01 1​
42​
Sir William Henry ​Hornby Jnr.​
1901-02 1​ See No. 22​
43​ Walter Farnworth​ 1902-03 1​ Died 16 April 1903​
44​ William Tattersall​ 1903​ 1​ Elected 29 April 1903​
45​ John Henry Hartley​ 1903-04​ 1​
46​ James Kay​ 1904-05​ 1​
47​ Franklin Talbot Thomas 1905-11​ 6​ Longest serving Mayor​
48​ Samuel Crossley​ 1911-13​ 2​
49​ John Higginson​ 1913-14​ 1​
50​ William Thompson​ 1914-15​ 1​
51​ Alfred Nuttall​ 1915-17 2​ Died 21 August ​1917
52​ William Thompson​ 191​7 1​ Elected 30 August 1917​
53​ Lawrence Cotton​ 1917-21​ 3​ Died 7 May 1921​
54​ Joseph Fielding​ 1921-22​ 1​ Elected 19  May 1921​
55​ Thomas Ramsey​ 1922-24​ 2​
56 James Stanworth 1924-26 2
57​ Sir William Forrest O.B.E.​ 1926-27​ 1​
Knighted June 1925​. Received
OBE 1920
58​ John Aspden Ormerod​ 1927-29​ 2​
59​ Luke Bates​ 1929-31​ 2​
60​ William Kenyon​ 1931-33​ 2​
61​ Charles Albert Critchley​ 1933-35​ 2​
62​ William Coupe​ 1935-36​ 1​
63​ William Hammond​ 1936-37​ 1​
64​ James Fryars​ 193​7-38 1​
65​ Francis John Greaves​ 1938-39​ 1​
66​ Edward Porter​ 1939-40​ 1​
67​ Walter Tempest​ 1940-41​ 1​ Died 26 May 1941​
68​ Edward Porter 1941 1​ Elected 5 June 1941​
69​ Doctor Bernard Worden​​ 1941-42 1​
70​ James Fish​ 1942-43 1​
71​ George Hindle​ 1943-44 1​
72​ Earnest Holden​ 1944-45 1​
73​ John Charnley​ 1945-46​ 1​
74​ Sarah Buckley​ 1946-47​ 1​ First lady Mayor of Blackburn​
75​ Robert Sugden​ 1947-48​ 1​
76​ Ronald Hen​ry George Horne 1949-50 ​1
77​ John Beardsworth ​1950-51 1
78​ William Hare ​1951-52 ​1
79​ John Shorrock ​1952-53 ​1
80​ Robert Weir ​1953-54 ​1
81​ John Stirrup ​1954-55 ​1
82​ Houghton Johnson ​1955-56 1​
83​ William Alfred Henshall M.C.​ 1956-57​ ​1
84​ Herbert Vaughan Dowdall​ ​1957 ​Died 17 December 1957
85​ William Alfred Henshall M.C.​​ 1958​ 1​ Elected 2 January 1958​
86​ George Haworth​ ​1958-59 ​1
87​ John Makinson Lomax​ ​1959-60 ​1
88​ James Whithead​ 1960-61​ ​1
89​ George Gillibrand​ ​1961-62 ​1
90​ Margar​et McNamee 1962-63​ ​1
91​ Frank Wilkinson​ ​1963-64 ​1
92​ Francis W. Bramwell​ ​1964-65 ​1
93​ Lawrence Edwards​ 1965-66​ ​1
94​ Edith Railton​ ​1966-67 ​1
95​ Florence G. Lewis​ ​1967-68 ​1
96​ Arthur Rigby​ ​1968-69 ​1
97​ Edmund Gregson​ ​1969-70 ​1
98​ Albert Lord​ ​1970-71 ​1
99​ John Simpson​ ​1971-72 ​1
100​ Thomas Ellis​ ​1972-73 ​1
101​ Dr. David B. Murray​ 1973-74​ ​1
 
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                                    Mayors for the Borough of​ Blackburn 

 

No Mayor​ Tenure​ Terms​ Notes​
1​ Tom H. Marsh 1974-75 ​1
2​ James H. Swanton​ 1975-76 1
3​ Frank J. Beetham B.E.M.​ 1976-77 1
4​ Nancy R. Bramley​ ​1977-78 1
5​ Frank Hulme​ 1978-79 1
6​ Rendall J. Allen​ 1979-80 1
7​ Frank Gorton​ 1980-81 1
8​ Reg N. S. Edwards​ 1981-82 ​1
9​ James Watson​ 1982-83 ​1
10​ John Tarbuck 1983-84 1
11 Clifford West 1984-85​ 1​
12 Eric Smith 19​85-86 1​
13 Michael A. Madigan 1986-87​ 1​
14 Sylvia Liddle 1987-88​ 1​
15 Gordon Toole 1988-89​ 1​
16 Bill Taylor 1989-90​ 1​ Knighted December 2003​
17 Malcolm T. Doherty 1990-91​ 1​
18 George Bramley Haworth 1991-92​ 1​
19 Eileen Entwistle 1992-93​ 1​
20 Paul N. Browne 1993-94​ 1​
21 Edna Arnold 1994-95​ 1​
22 Maureen Bateson 1995-96​ 1​
23 Mary Leaver 1996-97​ 1​
24 Peter Greenwood 1997-March 1998​ 1 CBE
 

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                              ​Mayors for the Borough of Darwen 

 

No Mayor​ ​Tenure ​Terms ​Notes
1​ Willam Snape​ 1879-81 3​
2​ Henry Green​ 18​81-2 1​
3​ William Entwistle​ 1882-84​ 2​
4​ Timothy Lightbown​ 1884-86​ 2​
5​ Thomas Grime​ 1886-7​ 1​
6​ A. T. Eccles​ 1887-89​ ​2
7​ E. M. Davies​ 1889-91​ 2​
8​ Moses Duxbury​ 1891-92​ 1​
9​ James Cocker​ 1892-94​ 2​
10​ William Pickup​ 1894-95​ 1​
11​ Alex Carus​ 1895-97​ 2​
12​ Sir Charles Huntington​ 1897-98​ 1​
13​ Dr. James T. Ballantyne​ 1898-99​ 1​
14​ John William Gillibrand​ 1899-1900​ 1​
15​ John Tomlinson​ 1900-1902​ 2​
16​ Robert Shorrock​ 1902-03​ 1​
17​ Ralph Yates​ 1903-04​ 1​
18​ James Tomlinson​ 1904-05​ 1​
19​ T. P. Davies​ 1905-06​ 1​
20​ Ralph Shorrock​ 1906-07​ 1​
21​ George Pickup Holden​ 1907-08​ 1​
22​ A. T. Eccles​ 1908-09​ 1​
23​ Walmsley Preston Kay​ 1909-11​ 2​
24​ John Pickup​ 1911-12​ 1​
25​ Frederick Hindle​ 1912-13​ 1​
26​ James Cocker​ 1913-15​ 2​
27​ John Tomlinson​ 1915-17​ 2​
28​ Walter Worth​ 1917-19​ 2​
29​ Thomas E. Holgate​ 1919-20​ 1​
30​ T. Duxbury​ 1920-21​ 1​
31​ Thomas W. A. Forrest​ 1921-22​ 1​
32​ Edmund L. Carus​ 1922-23​ 1​
33​ George Pickup​ 1923-24​ 1​
34​ Roger Marsden​ 1924-25​ 1​
35​ Walter Knowles​ 1925-27​ 2
36​ James Cocker​ 1927-28​ 1​
37​ Eli Leach​ 1928-29​ 1​
38​ Albert Duckworth​ 1929-30​ 1​
39​ Walter Knowles​ 1930-31​ 1​
40​ William Jepson​ 1931-33 2​
41​ John Thomas Clerk​ 1933-35 2​
42​ Robert Smalley Haliwell​ 1935-1936​ 1​
43​ John Thomas Clerk​ 1936​-37 1​
44​ Mrs. Alys​ Hindle 1937-38​ 1​
45​ John Gregory​ 1938-41​ 3
46​ Dr. T. J. Costello​ 1938-43​ 2
47​ Herbert D. Holland​ 1943-45​ 2​
48​ James Braithwaite​ 1945-47​ 2​
49​ Edwin Yates​ 1947-49​ 2​
50​ Fred Tayloy​ 1949-50​ 1​
51​ Harry Mitchell​ 1950-51​ 1​
52​ Mrs. Margaret Mary Duckworth​ 1951-52​ 1​
53​ Thomas Taylor​ 1952-54​ 2​
54​ Norman Briggs​ 1954-55​ 1​
55​ Wilfred Conroy​ 1955-56​ 1​
56​ Augustine Kay​ 1956-57​ 1​
57​ Thomas Vincent Keelan​ 1957-58​ 1​
58​ Percy Seymour Hunt​ 1958-59​ 1​
59​ Miss Maud Broughton​ 1959-60​ 1​
60​ Albert Barnes​ 1960-61​ 1​
61​ David Davidson​ 1961-62​ 1​
62​ Mrs​. Martha Aspden 1962-63​ 1​
63​ George William Snape​ 1963-64​ 1​
64​ Herbert Francis Haslam​ 1964-65​ 1​
65​ Arnold Preston​ 1965-66​ 1​
6​6 Charles William Jones​ 1966-67​ 1​
67​ Miss Constance Marsden​ 1967-68​ 1​
68​ Charles Richard Grills​ 1968-69​ 1​
69​ John McGlynn​ 1969-70​ 1​
70​ Geoffrey Harwood​ 1970-71​ 1​
71​ Dr. Harold Lees​ 1971-72​ 1​
72​ Philip M. W. H. Clear​ 1972-73​ 1​
73​ Colin Talbot​ 1973-74​ 1​
    
 

                         Mayors for the Borough ​​of Blackburn with Darwen 

 
 
No​ Mayor​ Tenure​ Terms​ Notes​
1​ Peter Greenwood​ 1997-98​ 1​ ​CBE
2​ Florence Oldfield​ 1998-99​ 1​
3​ Salas R. Kiani​ 1999-2000​ 1​
4​ Jack Bury​ 2000-01​ 1​
5​ John S. Williams​ 2001-02​ 1​
6​ Anthony Humphrys​ 2002-03​ 1​
7​ Michael Barrett​ 2003-04​ 1​
8​ David Foster 2004-05​ 1​
9​ Yusuf Jan-Virmani​ 2005-06​ 1​
10​ Dorothy Walsh​ 2006-07​ 1​
11​ Maureen McGarvey​ 2007-08​ 1​
12​ Mohammed Khan 2008-09​ 1​ ​O.B.E
13​ J. H. Hirst​ 2009-10​ 1​
14​ Sheila Williams​ 2010-11​ 1​
15​ Karimeh Foster​​ 2011-12​ 1​
16​ Zamir Khan​ 2012-13​ 1​