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  • Collection: Wokingham Mayors

Ann Amanda Davis

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Ann was born in Chichester, West Sussex, the second of four children. Her father owned Chichester Tile and Concrete Company and her mother, Teresa, was a linguist, speaking five languages. In 1939 her mother was called up to become a Censor in H.…

David Goddard

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David was a native of Wokingham and came from a family of three sons and four daughters. A bachelor, he lived in Sturges Road with his parents, Jerry (1853-1935) and Henrietta (1870-1950). For several years he worked as a ticket clerk for Southern…

Ernest Everitt Bland

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Ernest Everitt Bland, known as Ernie, was born in Stoke Newington, London, March 8th 1913. His parents were Londoners, his father Ernest George Bland a printer for Waddingtons and he had a younger brother, Harold, born in 1916. The two World Wars…

Ernest William Goodchild

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A native of Wokingham, Ernest lived at Hillside, Langborough Road, with his parents Mary Ann (b. 1863) and Joseph (1859 - 1900), his sisters Nellie (1888 - 1966) and Elsie (b. 1889), and his brother Dudley (1896 - 1916). He married Winifred Alice nee…

Fredrick William Clark

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Freddie was a native of Grimsby and the son of Frederick William and Gertrude Evelyn née Brunton.
He started work as a salesman and was eventually promoted to manager of New Swift International, a fire equipment company.

He married Elsie…

George Thorne Phillips

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Son of Thomas Rouse Phillips (1773 - 1864), councillor of the city of London and Jane (1799-1848), nee Such, George was one of eight brothers and five sisters. He and his wife, Maria Louise nee Groce (b 1861), of Padstow, Cornwall, whom he married in…

Jeanne Burnett-Wilson

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Jeanne was born in Streatham, South London. Her family was not without problems. Her older sister, Phyllis, suffered from polio all her life and her mother died from cancer when Jeanne was in her teens. Jeanne too was almost totally blind as the…

John Headington

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John was the owner of the Wellington Brewery in Denmark Street. Frederick Headington, John’s father, and his cousin, Richard Webster, had purchased the brewery in 1877 from Thomas Dunning. In 1889 the Headington and Webster partnership was dissolved…

John Peter Green

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Achievements as Mayor: Initiated “Wokingham in Bloom”. Became the First Patron of West Forest Sinfonia. Signed the Town Twinning Charter with Viry-Chatillon, France. Signed 10 year anniversary affirmation of Town Twinning Charter with Efstadt,…

Keith Cattran

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Keith hails from Penzance in Cornwall where he lived with his parents, William Batten Cattran (1913-1991) and Monica Doreen née Isaac (1916-1963) and his sister, Ellen Judith (b. 1947). Keith’s father joined the Royal Navy during the Second World…