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This is a list of people who held the office of Mayor of the Municipal Borough of Chingford, Essex. The office was created in 1938 when Chingford Urban district was granted a charter of incorporation and abolished in 1965 when the area became part of the larger London Borough of Waltham Forest.

  • Charter Mayor: George Little - made the borough's first Freeman [1]
  • 1938-39: William Frederick Gillham
  • 1939-40: William Frederick Gillham (second term)
  • 1940-41: Mrs. Ellen Elizabeth Stutely (19 May 1880 - 1941) [2] Died 13 September 1941.[2]
  • 1941-42: Albert Ernest Banfield (10 July 1896 - 1979)
  • 1942-43: Wilfred Philip Soggee (1880 - 1965) [3]
  • 1943-44: Samuel F Brigg (16 May 1881 - 1965)[4]
  • 1944-45: Percy S Powell
  • 1945-46: Percy S Powell (second term)
  • 1946-47: Arthur James Strachan (3 August 1906 - 13 November 1980)[5]
  • 1947-49: A H Hart[6]. [7]
  • 1949-50: William Stanley Higho (7 April 1899 - 1985)
  • 1950-51: Arthur Fitzsimmons AMIEE
  • 1951-52: Joseph William Randall Nation (17 October 1898 - 1973)[8] [3]
  • 1952-53: Frederick Ernest Dodson (23 October 1901 - 17 April 1995)
  • 1953-54: J W Cordor
  • 1954-55: V D Hall
  • 1955-56: A T H Austin
  • 1956-57: F H Holder
  • 1957-58: William James Bowstead (28 December 1902 - 1984)
  • 1958-59: W W A Stewart
  • 1959-60: GH Smith
  • 1960-61: J A Cooper
  • 1961-62: Harry J Berry[9]
  • 1962-63: C H Staig
  • 1963-64: Joseph William R Nation (second term)
  • 1964-65: William James Bowstead (second term)

Further information[]

Seventy Glorious Years - A History of Local Government in Chingford. Rex Pardoe. [4]

References[]

  1. "Incorporation of Chingford". The Times: p. 9. 27 September 1938.  1878-1953
  2. Eleen Elizabeth Harrison born 19 May 1880 in Old Kent Road, married William Henry Stutely in Wandsworth in 1905. Died by suicide in 1941, aged 61.
  3. Photograph as mayor on ancestry.co.uk
  4. Alderman S. F. Brigg, a foundation member of the Chingford branch of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, has been chosen as mayor-elect of Chingford Borough Council. He is the headmaster of St. Francis de Sales School, Tottenham. Catholic Herald, 15 October 1943, p.5
  5. Wholesale plasterboard salesman
  6. The Representation of the People Act 1948 changed the date of mayoral elections from November to May. Mayors elected in November 1947 remained in office until May 1949.
  7. Opened Chingford Cricket Club clubhouse [1]
  8. "Mayor of Chingford (Essex) for the Festival Year is Councillor J. W. R. Nation who was elected at the annual meeting of the Borough Council last week. He carries on business as the Importing Timber Co. at 36, Pole Hill Road, Chingford" The Timber Trades Journal and Saw-mill Advertiser. T de la Rue & Co.. 1951. p. 1394. 
  9. Berry. Annoucements. Daily Telegraph (13 May 2004).
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