Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Mayors of Deptford

The Metropolitan Borough of Deptford was created by The London Government Act 1899, and abolished by the London Government Act 1963. The first election of councillors to the new Borough took place on 1st November 1900. Over the next 65 years 43 men and 5 women held the office of Mayor up until the Borough's abolition in 1965.

The list of Mayors in the council chamber of Deptford Town Hall on New Cross Road.

Some of those listed have blocks of council flats named after them, some are only remembered by their families and some are forgotten. One (Scott) appears under a different name to his name (Schultz) when he was Mayor. I will post about those I have further information on and add links to other sites where appropriate. Any information from relatives of those listed would be much appreciated.

Mayors of Deptford
1900 - 1902 Benjamin Joseph Jacob
1902 - 1903 Alexander Dickson
1903 - 1904 W A Scott
1904 - 1905 Joseph Arthur Pyne
1905 - 1906 John Peppercorn JP
1906 - 1907 Jesse Jacob
1907 - 1908 Ernest G Simmonds
1908 - 1909 E Mumford Preston
1909 - 1911 Edward G H Berryman
1911 - 1912 E Mumford Preston
1912 - 1913 W A Scott JP
1913 - 1914 W F Marchant
1914 - 1920 Lt Col Sir W A Wayland
1920 - 1922 Walter Henry Green JP
1922 - 1923 Joseph Tiffen
1923 - 1924 George Tams
1924 - 1925 Frederick J Bryer
1925 - 1926 Frank Trew
1926 - 1927 Robert L W Hall
1927 - 1928 Beatrice M Drapper JP
1928 - 1929 Frederick D W Ross
1929 - 1930 Walter Taylor
1930 - 1931 Arthur Aplin
1931 - 1932 George William Strong
1932 - 1933 John Speakman JP
1933 - 1934 William T Cleobury
1934 - 1935 John Edward Pearson
1935 - 1936 John Harrington
1936 - 1937 Horatio Albert Waldegrave
1937 - 1938 Frederick Bright
1938 - 1939 Ernest C Sherwood
1939 - 1945 Colin G Blanchard OBE
1946 - 1947 William James Coombs
1946 - 1947 Richard Anderson
1947 - 1949 Eugene Murphy
1949 - 1950 Edward Arthur Robinson
1950 - 1951 Frederick Rolf
1951 - 1952 George J Umpleby
1952 - 1953 Frederick John Morris
1953 - 1954 Doris Burley
1954 - 1955 Robert S Marriott
1955 - 1956 Alice Margaret Ott
1956 - 1957 Alfred Seabrook Simons
1957 - 1958 Mary J Chrisp
1958 - 1959 Albert John Blackman
May - Oct 1959 Lt Col Colin G Blanchard OBE (died 23 Oct)
Nov 1959- 1960 Albert John Blackman
1960 - 1961 William Hall
1961 - 1962 Robert James Lowe
1962 - 1963 Florence K Dolby
1963 - 1964 Frederick W Bullion
1964 - 1965 Charles F Fordham

1 comment:

  1. 1929 - 1930 Walter Taylor was my uncle, brother to my father George Taylor. I have a photo (somewhere!) of him hosting a visit by Queen Mary (?), and I believe he had a block of flats named after him. I'm living in Somerset but feel I should visit Deptford to see the list of Mayors first-hand.
    Stephenie Chorley (nee Taylor)

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