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  • Collection: Town Clerks of Wokingham

Keith John Abnett

Keith was born on 10th July 1945 in Maidstone, Kent to John and Eileen Mary nee Adams, was educated in Maidstone and, after a spell as an apprentice printer he joined the Royal Navy as an aircraft artificer in 1961. He served for 24 years in the…

Michael A Taylor

Michael was born in Yorkshire and his parents were Alfred and Rhoda. Alfred was a leading seaman in the Royal Navy during the Second World War sailing with the Atlantic and Russian convoys.

The family moved to Stafford and Michael attended a local…

Ann Rosemary Potts

Ann Rosemary Wenbourne was born on 21st April 1934 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London to Percival Joseph Wenbourne and Gladys Elizabeth, nee Pratten.
Her family eventually settled in Staines and it was here that she married Heslop Arnold…

Richard Jones

Richard was born in Anfield, Liverpool in 1923, the eldest of three children to Richard James Jones. He won a scholarship to Liverpool Central School, leaving at the age of 15 to become a clerk in the Liverpool offices of the largest paper merchants…

Nigel Butler

Born in 1928 in South Croydon, the only child of Edward Butler (1893-1965) and Florence nee Whitaker (1895-1953). The family moved to Potters Bar in 1933 where Nigel was educated . In 1944 he became a junior clerk in the Clerk's Department of the…

John Henry Elliston Clifton

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John came to Wokingham from Llandrindod Wells, Mid Wales, in January 1913 to take up his duties as town clerk. He established himself as a solicitor in the town.

He carried out a number of duties outside his normal local government routine,…

James May

Born in 1860, son of Thomas May, shoemaker and his wife Martha, he was the youngest of four sons and a daughter.
He started work as a solicitors clerk with the Roberts family at Montague House, Broad Street. Under the guidance of his employer he…

Henry Trower Roberts

Henry, born in 1852 was a member of the Roberts family of solicitors of Montague House, Broad Street. He was a nephew of Edward Roberts who was a Common Clerk of Wokingham.

Queen Victoria's Charter of Incorporation came into force in 1885 and…

Leonard Goddard Smalley

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A native of Oadby, Leicestershire. Commenced his local government career in 1924 as Assistant Clerk of the Oadby District Council.

He moved to Northamptonshire in 1939 on being appointed Clerk and Chief Financial Officer of the Burton Latimer…