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  • Collection: Wokingham Mayors

Mayors of Wokingham Wooden Panels 1885-1997

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A series of wooden panels engraved with the names of the Mayors of Wokingham and the years that they served.

Boards include:
1885 - 1927
1928 - 1941
1942 - 1952
1952 - 1974 (no picture)
1974 - 1997
Further boards to be added as they are…

Photograph of Daniel Norton Heron

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Framed false colour painted photograph of Daniel Norton Heron in Mayoral Regalia with the Mace.

David Rees Ireland

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David was born in the Welsh village of Hengoed in the Rhymney Valley just north of Cardiff. He was one of four brothers and a sister: William, twins Daniel and Thomas, and Frances. His was a family that grew up just after the Depression. When there…

Brian John Willis

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A native of Oatlands Park, Surrey, Brian is the son of Leonord and May Willis. Mr. Willis sen. was proprietor of an Ironmongers Shop. The family moved to Weybridge in 1951.
He joined SEEBoard in 1954 and served an apprenticeship as an…

Dianne King

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A shopkeeper’s daugbter, Dianne was born in Maldon in Essex and educated at Maldon Grammar School and College in Southend-on-Sea after which she worked in London in Insurance and later at the B.B.C. In her spare time she enjoyed amateur dramatics and…

Harry (Danny) Miller

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Danny was born in the Middlesex Hospital in Isleworth and is the older son of Harry Daniel Miller (1926-2007) and Carla Heatha Carolina Kubin (1927-2006). His brother, John Peter (b. 1961), is fire chief at Grimsby Fire Station.
Carla is a…

Linda Barnes

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Linda and family have resided in Wokingham since 1976. She was elected Councillor in 1999 and Mayor in May 2002. For her mayoral term she chose Dianne King as her Deputy-Mayor and her chosen charity was Westmead Day Centre in Rances Lane—a day centre…

Anthony Barber

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Born within the sound of Bow Bells in the east end of London Tony was therefore a Cockney and proud of it. He had a sister, Joy (b. 1930) who is now Mrs. James.
Tony started work as an industrial chemist with British Drug Houses near King’s…

Jack Lawrence Earnshaw

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Jack was born in Twickenham, Middlesex in 1947. He attended Trafalgar Infant and Junior Schools and later Thames Valley Grammar School. After he left school he studied mathematics at Brunel University gaining a B. Tech. Hons. 2-1 degree in 1969. He…

Tina Marinos-Miller

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Tina was born in London in September 1952 and educated: secondary school in London; St. Hugh’s, Oxford where she read Modern History; Kings College, London, where she obtained a P.G.C.E. As a mature student she studied for a B.A. in English…