Shrewsbury Town Council
Guildhall, Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury, SY3 8HR
 

Former Mayors of Shrewsbury 1638 to present

 

Year of Office

Mayor Name

Occupation

Notable Events of the Period

Wikipedia entry for year

1638

Thomas Jones

Gentleman

 

1638

1639

Robert Betton

Gentleman

 

1639

1640

Hugh Harris (died 1641)

Gentleman

 

1640

 

Thomas Wingfield (elected to complete year)

Gentleman

 

 

1641

Richard Gibbons

Gentleman

 

1641

1642

John Studley

Gentleman

Outbreak of English civil war

1642

1643

Robert Betton, Jnr.

Gentleman

First Mercury Barometer constructed by Evangelista Torricelli

1643

1644

Charles Benyon

Gentleman

 

1644

1645

Thomas Niccols

Gentleman

 

1645

1646

Thomas Knight

Gentleman

 

1646

1647

Richard Llewellin

Gentleman

 

1647

1648

Owen George

Gentleman

 

1648

1649

Thomas Hayes

Gentleman

Charles I executed

1649

1650

John Prowde

Gentleman

 

1650

1651

Charles Benyon

Gentleman

 

1651

1652

Richard Cheshire

Draper

 

1652

1653

Jonathan Rowley

Draper

Oliver Cromwell installed as Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland

1653

1654

John Cooke

Dyer

 

1654

1655

Adam Webb

Draper

 

1655

1656

John Lowe

Draper

 

1656

1657

Thomas Hunt

M.P. for Shrewsbury in 1645

 

1657

1658

John Betton

Gentleman

Oliver Cromwell dies

Population of Shrewsbury around 6,000

1658

1659

John Walthall

Draper

 

1659

1660

Andrew Vivers

Shoemaker

Charles II restored to the throne

1660

1661

Richard Bagot (displaced)

Draper

 

1661

 

Robert Foster (elected to complete year)

Bookseller

 

 

1662

Sir Richard Prynce, Knt.

Gentleman

 

1662

1663

Jonathan Langley

Gentleman

 

1663

1664

Edward Kynaston

Gentleman

 

1664

1665

Francis Burton

Gentleman

Great plague of London

1665

1666

Richard Burton

Gentleman

Great fire of London

1666

1667

John Harding

Attorney

 

1667

1668

Samuel Lloyd

Draper

 

1668

1669

Richard Taylor

Attorney

 

1669

1670

Thomas Cotton

Draper

 

1670

1671

Roger Griffiths

Gentleman

 

1671

1672

Samuel Jevon

Draper

 

1672

1673

Rowland Middleton

Mercer

 

1673

1674

William Thyme

Gentleman

 

1674

1675

John Severne

Draper

 

1675

1676

George Hosier

Gentleman

 

1676

1677

Robert Forster

Gentleman

 

1677

1678

Edward Phillips

Draper

 

1678

1679

Arthur Hincks

Gentleman

 

1679

1680

John Harwood

Grocer

 

1680

1681

George Llewellin

Gentleman

 

1681

1682

Edward Gosnell

Gentleman

 

1682

1683

Collins Woolrick

Apothecary

 

1683

1684

John Wood (died)

Attorney

 

1684

 

Robert Wood (elected to complete year)

Apothecary

 

 

1685

Sir Francis Edwardes, Bart.

M.P. for Shrewsbury

Charles II dies, James II ascends the throne

1685

1686

Thomas Bawdewin

Barrister-at-Law

 

1686

1687

Richard Sales

Draper

Sir Isaac Newton publishes his three laws of motion and law of gravity

1687

1688

Richard Muckleston (Elected and removed from office)

 

James II deposed

1688

 

Roger Griffiths (Elected and removed from office)

 

 

 

 

Collins Woolrick (Elected and removed from office)

 

 

 

 

John Hill (elected to complete year)

Gentleman

 

 

1689

Jonathan Scott

Gentleman

William III and Mary II crowned co-monarchs

1689

1690

Samuel Thomas

Mercer

 

1690

1691

Charles Kynaston

Gentleman

 

1691

1692

John Hollier

(It appears doubtful whether the office of Mayor was actually accepted and served.)

Mercer

 

1692

1693

Arthur Tonge

Attorney

 

1693

1694

Samuel Adderton

Draper

Mary II dies

1694

1695

Simon Hanmer

Mercer

 

1695

1696

John Kynaston

Sheriff of Shropshire in 1690 - later represented the Borough in Parliament

 

1696

1697

Robert Sheppard

Mercer

 

1697

1698

Andrew Johnson

Dyer

 

1698

1699

Moses Reynolds (died in office)

Attorney

 

1699

 

Richard Presland (elected to complete year)

Draper

 

 

1700

John Kynaston

 

 

1700

1701

Robert Phillips

Draper

 

1701

1702

Rowland Bright (died in office)

Glover

William III dies, Anne ascends the throne

1703

 

Thomas Harwood (elected to complete year)

Apothecary

 

 

1703

William Bowdler

Tanner

 

1703

1704

William Leighton

Mercer

 

1704

1705

Thomas Bowdler

Draper

 

1705

1706

John Twiss

Clothier

 

1706

1707

John Felton (died in office)

Brazier

Great Britain is formed by the Acts of Union

1707

 

William Smith (elected to complete year)

Apothecary

 

 

1708

Samuel Cook

Draper

 

1708

1709

William Clemson

Barber

 

1709

1710

Walter Pateshull

Draper

 

1710

1711

William Turner

Draper

 

1711

1712

Jonathan Scott

Draper

 

1712

1713

Edward Jones

Draper

 

1713

1714

James Blakeway

Ironmonger

Queen Anne dies, George I ascends the throne

1714

1715

Thomas Phillips

Mercer

 

1715

1716

Joseph Muckleston

Attorney

 

1716

1717

William Kynaston

Grocer

 

1717

1718

Sir Charles Lloyd, Bart.

Gentleman

 

1718

1719

Henry Jenks

Gentleman

 

1719

1720

Thomas Morhall

Attorney

 

1720

1721

Michael Brickdale

Plateworker

 

1721

1722

Edward Gregory

Furrier

 

1722

1723

Matthew Travers

Grocer

 

1723

1724

Thomas Lindop

Maltster

 

1724

1725

Samuel Elisha

Attorney

Robert Clive born near Market Drayton

1725

1726

John Adams

Ironmonger

 

1726

1727

Joseph Jones

Attorney

George I dies, George II ascends the throne

1727

1728

John Fownes

Barrister-at-Law

 

1728

1729

Godolphin Edwards

Gentleman

 

1729

1730

Richard Wollaston

Mercer

 

1730

1731

Abraham Davies

Tinplateworker

 

1731

1732

Richard Lloyd

Draper

 

1732

1733

John Lacon

Clerk of the Peace

 

1733

1734

John Rogers

Bookseller

 

1734

1735

Sir Richard Corbett, Bart.

Gentleman

 

1735

1736

Charles Bolas

Attorney

 

1736

1737

Robert More

Gentleman

 

1737

1738

Edward Corbett

Gentleman

 

1738

1739

Brockwell Griffiths

Gentleman

 

1739

1740

Edward Twiss

Woolstapler

 

1740

1741

Trafford Barnston

Gentleman

 

1741

1742

William Turner, Jnr.

Draper

 

1742

1743

Edward Elisha

Attorney

 

1743

1744

Francis Turner Blithe

Gentleman

 

1744

1745

John Langley

Attorney

 

1745

1746

Isaac Pritchard

Mercer

 

1746

1747

James Downes

Barrister-at-Law

 

1747

1748

William Atkis

Gentleman

 

1748

1749

Thomas Fownes

Gentleman

 

1749

1750

John Adams, Jnr.

Gentleman

 

1750

1751

William Oswell

Maltster

 

1751

1752

William Wynne

Grocer

 

1752

1753

Richard Jones

Gentleman

 

1753

1754

John Cotton

Bookseller

 

1754

1755

Edward Blakeway

Draper

 

1755

1756

Balwyn Leighton

Gentleman

Start of the Seven Years' War

1756

1757

John Oliver

Attorney

 

1757

1758

John Bennett

Goldsmith

 

1758

1759

John Ashby

Attorney

 

1759

1760

John Rocke

Gentleman

George II dies, George III ascends the throne

1760

1761

Henry Adams

Gentleman

 

1761

1762

Robert, Lord Clive (of India)

Gentleman

 

1762

1763

Pryce Owen

Physician

Seven Years' War ends

1763

1764

Richard Vaughan

Draper

 

1764

1765

Charles Bolas

Gentleman

 

1765

1766

John Kinchant

Gentleman

 

1766

1767

Thomas Wingfield

Gentleman

 

1767

1768

Edward Vaughan

Gentleman

 

1768

1769

William Oswell

Draper

 

1769

1770

William Smith

Gentleman

 

1770

1771

Edward Atkis

Gentleman

 

1771

1772

John Vaughan

Gentleman

 

1772

1773

James Winnall

Apothecary

 

1773

1774

Thomas Loxdale

Gentleman

Robert Clive dies in London

1774

1775

William Owen

Captain in the Navy

Start of the American War of Independence

1775

1776

Robert Corbett

Gentleman

 

1776

1777

Charles Leighton

Gentleman & M.P.

 

1777

1778

Noel Hill

Gentleman

 

1778

1779

Edward Cludde

Gentleman

 

1779

1780

Joshua Blakeway

Draper

 

1780

1781

Robert Pemberton

Attorney

William Herschel discovers the planet Uranus

1781

1782

John Flint

Gentleman

 

1782

1783

John Oliver

Gentleman

The Treaty of Paris recognises the independence of the United States

1783

1784

Samuel Harley

Watchmaker & Goldsmith

 

1784

1785

James Holt

Apothecary

 

1785

1786

Richard Rocke

Gentleman

 

1786

1787

Thomas Kynnersley

Gentleman

 

1787

1788

William Oakeley

Gentleman

Old St. Chad's Church in Shrewsbury collapses

1788

1789

Bold Oliver

Gentleman

Start of the French Revolution and the storming of the Bastille

1789

1790

John Bishop

Mercer

 

1790

1791

Thomas Eyton

Gentleman

 

1791

1792

Rev. John Rocke

Rector

St. Chad's Church is rebuilt overlooking the Quarry Park in Shrewsbury

1792

1793

Rev. Edward Blakeway

Minister of St. Mary's

 

1793

1794

Thomas Pemberton

Captain in the 50th Regiment of Foot

 

1794

1795

William Cludde

Lt. Col. of the South Shropshire Yeomanry

St. George's Bridge over the River Severn in Shrewsbury is demolished and replaced by the Welsh Bridge

1795

1796

Henry Bevan

Burgess of Shrewsbury & Major in East India Company

Edward Jenner administers the first smallpox vaccination

1796

1797

Joseph Loxdale

Steward of the Corporation and Deputy Recorder

 

1797

1798

Nathaniel Betton

Tanner

 

1798

1799

Joseph Carless

Druggist

Napoleon Bonaparte becomes ruler of France. Start of the Napoleonic Wars

1799

1800

Richard Bratton

Grocer

 

1800

1801

Edward Stanier

Mercer

Kingdom of Great Britain and Kingdom of Ireland merged under the Act of Union to become United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

Population of Shrewsbury and Atcham: 31,280

1801

1802

Edward Burton

Major in the Shropshire Militia

 

1802

1803

Baldwin Leighton

General in Army

 

1803

1804

Philip Michael Williams

Had been Officer in Shropshire Militia

 

1804

1805

William Wilson

Mercer

Admiral Lord Nelson defeats Napoleon in the Battle of Trafalgar

1805

1806

William Pressick

Barrister-at-Law

 

1806

1807

Charles Bage

Wine Merchant

The Slave Trade Act abolishes the slave trade in the British empire

1807

1808

Robert Pemberton

Attorney

 

1808

1809

Joseph Bromfield

Architect

Charles Darwin born at Mount House, Shrewsbury

1809

1810

Thomas Lloyd

Attorney

 

1810

1811

Sir John Hill, Bart.

Gentleman & represented Shrewsbury in 3 Parliaments

 

1811

1812

John Lee

Builder

 

1812

1813

William Coupland

Attorney

 

1813

1814

Richard Phillips (died in office)

Attorney

 

1814

 

William Harley (elected to complete year)

Watchmaker

 

 

1815

Samuel Tudor

Upholsterer

The Duke of Wellington defeats Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo to end the Napoleonic Wars

1815

1816

Sir John Betton, Knt.

Glazier and skilled in the art of glass staining

 

1816

1817

Joshua Peele

Wine Merchant

 

1817

1818

William Egerton Jeffreys

Attorney

 

1818

1819

Rev. Hugh Owen

Minister of St. Julians

 

1819

1820

Edward Cullis

Waterman

George III dies, George IV ascends the throne

1820

1821

Samuel Harley

Grocer

 

1821

1822

Rice Wynne

Apothecary

 

1822

1823

Jonathan Perry

Upholsterer & Auctioneer

 

1823

1824

Hon. & Rev. Richard Noel Hill

Gentleman

 

1824

1825

William Brayne

Brazier & Tinplateworker

 

1825

1826

Rev. Richard Corfield

Rector of Pitchford 1812 and of Waters Upton 1822-65 and Prebendary of Lichfield

Niciphore Niipce takes the first permanent photograph

1826

1827

Thomas Du Gard, M.D.

Physician

 

1827

1828

William Cooper

Attorney

 

1828

1829

Robert Gray

Mercer and Tailor

 

1829

1830

Joseph Loxdale, Jnr.

Attorney

George IV dies, William IV ascends the throne

1830

1831

Thomas Farmer Dukes

Attorney

Charles Darwin sets off to survey the coast of South America aboard HMS Beagle

1831

1832

Thomas Tomlins

Teacher of Music and Organist of St. Mary's

 

1832

1833

John Wingfield

Colonel in the Army

 

1833

1834

Francis Knyvett Leighton (died in office)

Captain in the South Shropshire Yeomanry

 

1834

 

Richard Drinkwater (elected to complete year)

 

 

 

1835

Robert Burton (displaced as Mayor by William Hazeldine)

Banker

Samuel Morse develops Morse code

1835

1835-36

William Hazeldine

Ironmaster & Ironfounder

 

 

1836-37

Sir John Bickerton Williams, Knt.

Attorney

 

1836

1837-38

John Watton

Printer & Proprietor of the Shrewsbury Chronicle

William IV dies, Victoria ascends the throne

1837

1838-39

Richard Ford

Attorney

 

1838

1839-40

William Wybergh How

Attorney

Shrewsbury Music Hall was built in 1840

1839

1840-41

John Loxdale

Attorney

Introduction of postage stamps

1840

1841-42

Thomas Jeffreys Badger

Attorney

 

1841

1842-43

John Thomas Smithman Edwards

Magistrate for the County of Salop

 

1842

1843-44

Robert Burton

Gentleman

 

1843

1844-45

Thomas Groves

Bricklayer

 

1844

1845-46

John Legh

Butcher

 

1845

1846-47

Charles Lloyd

Maltster & Innkeeper

Planet Neptune discovered

1846

1847-48

Robert Baugh Blakemore

Retired Confectioner

 

1847

1848-49

Joseph Birch

Builder

Shrewsbury's first railway line (to Chester) was opened

1848

1849-50

Edward Hughes

Wine Merchant

 

1849

1850-51

John Bishton Minor

Gentleman

Population of Shrewsbury and Atcham: 43,818

1850

1851-52

Richard Taylor

Maltster & Brewer

 

1851

1852-53

William Butler Lloyd

Gentleman

 

1852

1853-54

William Butler Lloyd (Re-elected)

Gentleman

Start of the Crimean War

1853

1854-55

John Hazeldine

Gentleman

 

1854

1855-56

William Harley Bayley

Banker & Barrister-at-Law

End of the Crimean War

1855

1856-57

Thomas Maynard How

Attorney & Banker

 

1856

1857-58

John Loxdale

Attorney

 

1857

1858-59

William Burr

Lead Merchant

 

1858

1859-60

Thomas William Trouncer

Brewer

Charles Darwin publishes 'The Origin of Species'

1859

1860-61

Thomas William Trouncer

Brewer

 

1860

1861-62

William James Clement

Surgeon

Louis Pasteur introduces the process of pasteurisation

1861

1862-63

James Smith

Gentleman

 

1862

1863-64

John Gregory Brayne

Tanner & Maltster

 

1863

1864-65

Thomas Southam

Brewer

 

1864

1865-66

John Thomas Nightingale

Gentleman

 

1825

1866-67

James Bratton

Surgeon

 

1866

1867-68

Thomas Groves

Architect & Builder

 

1867

1868-69

Henry Fenton

Surgeon

 

1868

1869-70

Edward Parry

Gentleman

 

1869

1870-71

Thomas Southam

Brewer

 

1870

1871-72

John Loxdale

Solicitor

 

1871

1872-73

Samuel Poultney Smith

Architect

 

1872

1873-74

Joshua Pugh White

Cabinet Maker

 

1873

1874-75

William Gowen Cross

Chemist

 

1874

1875-76

Thomas Slaney Eyton

Gentleman

Alexander Graham Bell makes the first successful telephone call

1875

1876-77

Robert Henry Lingen Burton

Gentleman

 

1876

1877-78

John Frail (died in office)

Political Agent & Hairdresser

 

1877

 

William Gowen Cross (elected to complete year)

 

 

 

1878-79

William Gowen Cross

Chemist

 

1878

1879-80

William Hall

Auctioneer

 

1879

1880-81

William Hall

Auctioneer

First Boer War fought between December 1880 and March 1881

1880

1881-82

Vice-Admiral Robert Jenkins, C.B.

Gentleman

 

1881

1882-83

George Eddowes

Newspaper Proprietor

Charles Darwin dies in Kent and is buried at Westminster Abbey

1882

1883-84

Thomas Slaney Eyton

Gentleman

Krakatoa, a volcano in Indonesia, erupts killing 36,000 people

1883

1884-85

Thomas Southam

Brewer

 

1884

1885-86

Thomas Southam

Brewer

 

1885

1886-87

George Butler Lloyd

Gentleman

 

1886

1887-88

Vincent Crump

Confectioner

 

1887

1888-89

Major General The Hon. William Henry Herbert

Gentleman

 

1888

1889-90

George Jones Holt

Wine Merchant

 

1889

1890-91

Edmund Cresswell Peele

Solicitor

 

1890

1891-92

George Evans

Gentleman - Retired Businessman - probably plumber

 

1891

1892-93

William Lyon Browne

Gentleman

 

1892

1893-94

William Gowen Cross

Chemist

 

1893

1894-95

William Maynard How

Solicitor

 

1894

1895-96

Edmund Cresswell Peele

Solicitor

 

1895

1896-97

Edward Corbett

Army Officer

 

1896

1897-98

Thomas Pidduck Deakin

Hotel Proprietor

 

1897

1898-99

Richard Scoltock Hughes

Shoemaker

 

1898

1899-00

Richard Scoltock Hughes

Shoemaker

Start of the Second Boer War

1899

1900-01

Samuel Meeson Morris

Solicitor

Victoria dies, Edward VII ascends the throne

1900

1901-02

Herbert Robert Henry Southam

Brewer

Population of Shrewsbury and Atcham: 52,181

1901

1902-03

William Francis Watkins

Tailor

End of the Second Boer War

1902

1903-04

Henry John Hearn

Brewer

First controlled powered flight by the Wright brothers

1903

1904-05

Richard Edward Jones

Maltster

 

1904

1905-06

Thomas Corbett

Gentleman

 

1905

1906-07

Richard Scoltock Hughes

Shoemaker

 

1906

1907-08

Benjamin Blower

Upholsterer

 

1907

1908-09

Benjamin Blower

Upholsterer

The first mass produced car, the Model T Ford rolls off the production line

1908

1909-10

Charles Ralph Borlase Wingfield

Justice of the Peace for the County

 

1909

1910-11

Charles Ralph Borlase Wingfield

Justice of the Peace for the County

Edward VII dies, George V ascends the throne

1910

1911-12

Edward Cureton, M.D.

Doctor

 

1911

1912-13

Charles Ralph Borlase Wingfield

Justice of the Peace for the County

RMS Titanic sinks on its maiden voyage with the loss of 1,517 lives

1912

1913-14

William Maynard How

Solicitor

Panama Canal opened

1913

1914-15

Thomas Pidduck Deakin

Hotel Proprietor

Start of World War I

1914

1915-16

Samuel Meakin Morris

Solicitor

 

1915

1916-17

Samuel Meakin Morris

Solicitor

 

1916

1917-18

Samuel Meakin Morris

Solicitor

 

1917

1918-19

Richard Edward Jones

Maltster

End of World War I

1918

1919-20

Richard Edward Jones

Maltster

 

1919

1920-21

William Toye

Merchant

 

1920

1921-22

Thomas Pace

Builder

The Anglo-Irish Treaty establishes an Irish Free State

1921

1922-23

Robert Bates Maddison

Theatre and Hotel Proprietor

 

1922

1923-24

Robert Bates Maddison

Theatre and Hotel Proprietor

 

1923

1924-25

Richard Devereux Bromley

Corn Merchant

 

1924

1925-26

Richard Devereux Bromley

Corn Merchant

John Logie Baird invents the television

1925

1926-27

Francis Smout

Printing Works Manager

 

1926

1927-28

John Henry Perks

Painter and Decorator

 

1927

1928-29

Charles Samuel Woollam

Newspaper Director

Alexander Fleming discovers penicillin

1928

1929-30

William Gowen Cross

Chemist

 

1929

1930-31

William Maynard How

Solicitor

Planet Pluto discovered

1930

1931-32

Richard Mansell

Stationer

 

1931

1932-33

Richard Mansell

Stationer

 

1932

1933-34

Mrs. Marian Wallace Cock

Tanner

 

1933

1934-35

Charles Beddard

Pork Butcher

 

1934

1935-36

Charles Beddard

Pork Butcher

George V dies, Edward VIII ascends the throne

1935

1936-37

Francis Smout

Printing Works Manager

The uncrowned Edward VIII abdicates, George VI ascends the throne

1936

1937-38

Harry Steward

Retail Provision Merchant

 

1937

1938-39

Harry Steward

Retail Provision Merchant

Ballpoint pen invented by Laszlo Biro

1938

1939-40

Harry Steward

Retail Provision Merchant

Start of World War II

1939

1940-41

Harry Steward

Retail Provision Merchant

 

1940

1941-42

Harry Steward

Retail Provision Merchant

 

1941

1942-43

Harry Steward

Retail Provision Merchant

 

1942

1943-44

Harry Steward

Retail Provision Merchant

 

1943

1944-45

Harry Steward

Retail Provision Merchant

 

1944

1945-46

Alfred Bennett

Shoemaker

Germany surrenders in May 1945, Japan surrenders in September 1945, marking the end of World War II

1945

1946-47

Reginald Henry Urwick, M.D.

Doctor

 

1946

1947-48

Leonard James Tilling

Retired Railwayman

 

1947

1948-49

Leonard James Tilling

Retired Railwayman

 

1948

1949-50

Ernest James Thomas Perks

Farmer

 

1949

1950-51

Arthur Herbert Jones

Builder

Population of Shrewsbury and Atcham: 67,965

1950

1951-52

Arthur Herbert Jones

Builder

George VI dies, Elizabeth II ascends the throne

1951

1952-53

Colonel John Milns West, C.B.E., T.D., D.L.

Schoolmaster

 

1952

1953-54

James Samuel McNamara

Butcher

 

1953

1954-55

Ellis Jones

Retired Railway Inspector

 

1954

1955-56

Llewellyn Tudor Owen

Farmer and cattle dealer

 

1955

1956-57

Mrs. Eleanor Mary Cock

Tanners

 

1956

1957-58

John Henry Tittensor Smout

Company Director

 

1957

1958-59

Mrs. Constance Emily Thickpenny

Housewife

 

1958

1959-60

Arnold Hughes Howl

Branch Manager

 

1959

1960-61

Benjamin Roger Huckfield

Maintenance Worker

 

1960

1961-62

Reginald John Hector Edwards

Farmer

Yuri Gagarin becomes the first human to travel into space

1961

1962-63

William Sydney Osbourne

Railway Foreman

 

1962

1963-64

Thomas Cecil Bowdler, J.P.

Insurance Official

 

1963

1964-65

Frank Ellis

Railwayman

 

1964

1965-66

Henry Rhodes Beckett

R.A.F. (retired)

 

1965

1966-67

Mrs. Ethel Marian Lancaster

Housewife

England win World Cup

1966

1967-68

Joseph Dennis Pursell

Estate Agent

 

1967

1968-69

John Frederick Burgess

Confectioner

 

1968

1969-70

Mrs. Gwendoline Iona Dyas

Housewife

Neil Armstrong becomes the first man to set foot on the Moon

1969

1970-71

Victor James Pierce

Railwayman

 

1970

1971-72

Mrs. Edith Mary Parsonage

Housewife

UK changes to decimal currency 

1971

1972-73

William Reginald George Farr

Engineer

 

1972

1973-74

Alfred Hector Edwards

Farmer

 

1973

Mayors of Shrewsbury and Atcham Borough

1974-75

Thomas Gregory Ryder, M.B.E.

Superintendent, Rolls Royce Ltd.

 

1974

1975-76

Miss Zillah Hughes

Retired Headmistress

 

1975

1976-77

Mrs. Winifred Rosa Jones

Housewife

 

1976

1977-78

William Marsh

Gas Board Official

Shrewsbury - Zutphen official twinning

1977

1978-79

George Thomas Ihler Marston

Company Director

 

1978

1979-80

Bernard George Lingen, M.B.E. J.P.

Retired Public Servant

 

1979

1980-81

Mrs. Jean Mary Marsh

Housewife

 

1980

1981-82

Stanley George Parker

Assistant Manager, M.E.B.

 

1981

1982-83

Norman Wordsworth Hoyle

Retired Engineer

Falklands War fought between March and June 1982.

20 pence coin introduced

1982

1983-84

George Eric Carder

Company Director

One Pound coin introduced

1983

1984-85

Fred Jones, J.P.

Retired Industrial Civil Servant

 

1984

1985-86

Edward Thomas Bissell Butcher

Schoolteacher

 

1985

1986-87

Noel Richards, J.P.

Motor Mechanic

 

1986

1987-88

Derek Thomas Preece, J.P.

Retired HGV Driver

 

1987

1988-89

Vernon Thomas Bushell, J.P.

Machine Tool Setter

 

1988

1989-90

Vincent William Charles Evason

Company Director

The Berlin Wall is dismantled.

Marathon becomes Snickers™

1989

1990-91

Beryl Jane Coward, J.P.

Housewife

Gulf War fought between August 1990 and February 1991

1990

1991-92

Charles Vickerton Forbes

Retired Patternmaker

Tim Berners Lee invents the World Wide Web

1991

1992-93

David Howell Pritchard Davies

Farmer

 

1992

1993-94

Leslie Norman Morris

Farmer

 

1993

1994-95

John William Leonard Pritchard

Haulage Contractor

 

1994

1995-96

George Spencer Adams

Farmer

 

1995

1996-97

Keith Brennand

Retired Schoolteacher

 

1996

1997-98

Peter Ernest Dunham

Retired Factory Manager

 

1997

1998-99

Judith Anne Williams

Housewife

Two Pound coin introduced

1998

1999-00

Reginald Jones

Retired Bus Driver

 

1999

2000-01

John Peter Jones

Head Teacher (Special Education)

 

2000

2001-02

Charles Forshaw

Retired

Population of Shrewsbury and Atcham: 95,896

2001

2002-03

George Henry Mills Ritchey

Lt Col Retired

Start of Iraq War

2002

2003-04

Eileen Dorothy Sandford MBE

Retired (Deceased May 2011)

 

2003

2004-05

Miles Kenny

Property Manager

End of Iraq War (end of occupation)

2004

2005-06

David Farmer

 

 

2005

2006-07

Roger Evans

Retired 

 

2006

2007-08

John Cooke

Farmer

 

2007

2008-09

Anne Chebsey

Biomedical Scientist

 

2008

2009-10 Alan Townsend Retired Teacher 2009
2010-11

Kathleen Owen

2010

2011-12

Tony Durnell Shropshire & Shrewsbury Town Councillor 2011
2012-13 Keith Roberts Retired Police Officer

Olympics held in London

Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee

2012
2013-14 Jon Tandy Former Post Office Worker Birth of Prince George

2013

 

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