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This is a list of people who held the office of Mayor of the Municipal Borough of Dagenham, Essex. The office was created in 1938 when the borough was incorporated, and abolished in 1965 when Dagenham was included in the larger London Borough of Barking (renamed Barking and Dagenham in 1980).

For office holders before 1938 see List of Chairmen of Dagenham Urban District Council.

  • Charter Mayor: Alfred Frederick Joseph Chorley[1]
  • 1938-40: Alfred Frederick Joseph Chorley (two terms)
  • 1940-41: Robert James Daniel Clack
  • 1941-42: Robert James Daniel Clack (second term)[2]
  • 1942-44: Lily Fernella Evans (two terms) [3]
  • 1944-45: Fred Brown [2]
  • 1945-46: Frederick George Thomas - husband of 1947-49 mayor.
  • 1946-47: William Edward Bellamy [4]
  • 1947-49: Mrs Annie Rosina Thomas - wife of 1945-46 mayor. [5]
  • 1949-50: Jesse William Burridge - railway timekeeper. 4 July 1901-1975
  • 1950-51: Annie Elizabeth Prendergast - clinic named after her
  • 1951-52: Joseph P Hollidge [6] [3]
  • 1952-53: Mrs Emily M Millard died 1968 aged 70 [4] and [5]
  • 1953-54: Albert William C Kempson 1896-1957 [6]
  • 1954-55: Alfred Samuel Haddock [7] 1895-1960
  • 1955-56: Charles Prendergast: husband of 1950-51 mayor
  • 1956-57: George Henry A Crouch, born 1905 [8] - centre named after him
  • 1957-58: Richard Blackburn [9]
  • 1958-59: Matthew Eales
  • 1959-60: Leonard William Todd 1 October 1900-1977
  • 1960-61: Harold Peter Larking born 1922
  • 1961-62: William A Parish
  • 1962-63: David Dodd [10] and [11]
  • 1963-64: Jack S Thomas
  • 1964-65: Fred Brown (second term) [12]

Valence House - Barking and Dagenham Archives - has photograph albums with various of mayors - details here (reference BD1/A/3/2) and here (reference BD1/A/3/3)

Lists of London Mayors
Lord Mayors of London Mayors of London
Mayors of Metropolitan Boroughs 1900-1965

Battersea
Bermondsey
Bethnal Green
Camberwell
Chelsea
Deptford
Finsbury

Fulham
Greenwich
Hackney
Hammersmith
Hampstead
Holborn
Islington

Kensington
Lambeth
Lewisham
Paddington
Poplar
St. Marylebone
St. Pancras
Shoreditch
Southwark
Stepney
Stoke Newington
Wandsworth
Westminster
Woolwich
Mayors of Municipal and County Boroughs before 1965
Acton

Barking
Barnes
Beckenham
Beddington and Wallington
Bexley
Brentford and Chiswick
Bromley
Chingford
Croydon

Dagenham
Ealing
East Ham
Edmonton
Enfield
Erith
Finchley
Harrow
Hendon
Heston and Isleworth
Hornsey
Ilford
Kingston-upon-Thames
Leyton
Malden and Coombe
Mitcham
Richmond
Romford
Southall
Southgate
Surbiton
Sutton and Cheam
Tottenham
Twickenham
Uxbridge
Walthamstow
Wanstead and Woodford
Wembley
West Ham
Willesden
Wimbledon
Wood Green

Mayors of London Boroughs from 1965
Barking and Dagenham
Barnet
Bexley
Brent
Bromley
Camden
Croydon
Ealing
Enfield
Greenwich
Hackney
Hammersmith and Fulham
Haringey
Harrow
Havering
Hillingdon
Hounslow
Islington
Kensington and Chelsea
Kingston upon Thames
Lambeth
Lewisham
Merton
Newham
Redbridge
Richmond upon Thames
Southwark
Sutton
Tower Hamlets
Waltham Forest
Wandsworth
Westminster

References[]

  1. "Dagenham Charter". The Times: p. 9. 3 October 1938. 
  2. "Mayor-Making in Essex". Chelmsford Chronicle. 14 November 1941. 
  3. A social worker originally from Pontypool, Monmouthshire.
  4. Died 1947: William Bellamy Junior School named after him
  5. (Under the Representation of the People Act 1948 the mayoral year changed from beginning in November to beginning in May: Thomas held the office of mayor from November 1947 to May 1949)
  6. [1] mention
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