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This is a list of individuals who held the office of Mayor of the Municipal Borough of Leyton, Essex. The office was created in 1926 when Leyton Urban District was granted a charter of incorporation and abolished in 1965 when the area became part of the larger London Borough of Waltham Forest.

  • Charter Mayor: James Benjamin Slade
  • 1926-27: James Benjamin Slade. Knighted 1927
  • 1927-28: Captain David Mill Smith (died in office June 1928) - [1]
  • 1928: William Bulgin: completed term of office Chairman of Leyton Urban District Council 1923-24
  • 1928-29: William Charles Russell
  • 1929-30: Sydney Charles Cochrane 17 June 1889-1970
  • 1930-31: Albert Eric Bechervaise
  • 1931-32: John Brew Shimmin Married 1906
  • 1932-33: Frederick Morgan Read
  • 1933-34: Alexander James Allanson[1] Previously Chairman of Leyton Urban District Council 1924-25
  • 1934-35: Ernest Hayward
  • 1936-37: Edmond James Thorne[2]
  • 1937-38: Mrs Nelly Caroline Shimmin (wife of 1931-32 mayor)
  • 1938-39: John Fitzgerald
  • 1939-40: Henry Reynolds
  • 1940-41: Alfred George Cochrane [3]
  • 1941-42: William Henry Mills[4]
  • 1942-43: Jenny Hammond
  • 1943-44: William Henry Mills (second term)
  • 1943-44: George John Leonard
  • 1944-45: Bertie George Rayner 7 February 1889-1969
  • 1945-46: Mrs Alice Crown
  • 1946-47: Edward Alfred Rigg[5]
  • 1947-49: G S Fluck
  • 1949-50: A W Bourne
  • 1950-51: Henry Burton
  • 1951-52: George William Burrell 22 December 1895-1979
  • 1952-53: Mrs Rosina King [2]
  • 1953-54: A A French
  • 1954-55: C J Mills
  • 1955-56: Henry Steer
  • 1956-57: H E Martin
  • 1957-58: Mrs Alice M M Burrell[6]
  • 1958-69: W J Low
  • 1959-60: J J Walsh
  • 1960-61: Fred W Wigg
  • 1961-62: Frank W Marshall
  • 1962-63: James Albert Edward Collins
  • 1963-64: Aubrey Langton Chamberlain [7]
  • 1964-65: Terence Charles Messenger[8]; obit of his wife [3]

Notes and References[]

  1. Born 1876 in Bolton, died 1952 in Essex SW
  2. "Mayor-Making in Essex". Chelmsford Chronicle. 13 November 1936. 
  3. Born 1887, died 1958
  4. Trade union official, born 4 December 1886
  5. Born 30 January 1878. Died 4 February 1961
  6. Friends of Sidmouth Park. Leyton Life (April 2013).
  7. Born 1907
  8. Born 7 December 1916, d.1995
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