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  • Collection: Wokingham Mayors

Albert Ebenezer Priest

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Albert was one of the town’s most distinguished residents. Noted for his smart attire and copperplate handwriting he served solicitors, Cooke, Cooper & Barrie for a record 65 years. The second youngest of the seven children of William Priest…

Albert Thomas Ilott

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Born in Reading on the 28th of October 1895, Albert, affectionately known as Dickie, was one of six children of biscuit factory employee, Thomas Ilott (1872-1955) and his wife Florence Mary nee Austen (1872-1944). The other five were Percy G. A…

Alfred George Skedgel

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Alf was born in Brixham on the 7th September 1917. His mother’s maiden name was Soper.

Married in 1939 to Rosia K (Kitty) Cooper (1918-2005) in Brixham. They had two children, Janet S. K. (b. 1943) in Torquay, now Janet Stubbs, and Susan Skedgel…

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.…

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…

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…

Cecily Elizabeth Arnold La Bouchardière

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Cecily was the daughter of Richard Arnold Pank (1868-19), an engineer and a native of Norwich, and his wife, Minnie Sarah (1971-1928). She had a brother, Cuthbert Arnold, who served as an officer in the Royal Army Dental Corps. in 1930 Cecily sailed…

Charles Mansfield

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Charles Mansfield was one of H.M. Inspectors of Schools in the Transvaal, South Africa and later became headmaster, and joint proprietor of Wixenford School, now Ludgrove School, near Wokingham. He was ordained Deacon of Oxford on the 22nd September…

Charles Phillip Hudson

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Philip married Elsie Mabel (1918-2013) who also became a town councillor of Wokingham and who served as Mayoress during his mayoral years. A former civil servant, he gave devoted public service to Wokingham and its residents for many years,…

Daniel Norton Heron

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Daniel was a native of Uxbridge and a son of Mr. George Henry Heron. He married Juliana Elizabeth Stacy (1836-1914) in October 1861. After residing in Hastings for some time the Heron family came to Wokingham. They had six daughters of whom five…