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On 19 August 1886 Cambridge was proclaimed a borough and the first mayor, John Gwynneth presided over the first Cambridge Borough Council meeting on 7 September 1886.

103 years later Mrs Pat Allan as Mayor held the last Cambridge Borough Council meeting before integrating into the Waipa District Council 1 November 1989.

Below is an index of Cambridge Borough Mayors and their dates in office.

 

Mayor

Dates in Office

John Gwynneth

1886-1887

James Hally

1887-1888

Archibald Clements

1888-1889

John Hessell Priestley

1889-1891

James Webber

1891-1892

James Shiner Bond

1892-1894

Arthur Bach

1895-1898

William Francis Buckland

1898-1903 and 1905-1910

Thomas Wells

1903-1905

George Dickinson

1910-1913

Mervyn Wells

1913-1917

Edward John Wilkinson

1917-1921

Sam Lewis

1921-1923

Charles Herman Priestley

1923-1925 and 1929-1938

Thomas Francis Richards

1925-1929

Edgar J James

1938-1944

Walter Moore

1944-1947

Kenneth Louis Wilkinson

1947-1953 and 1956-1962

Henry Charles Tod - MBE

1953-1956

Walter Milicich

1962-1965

James Graham Allan

1965-1969 and 1977-1980

Norm Hunt

1969-1977 and 1983-1985

Ray Milton Webb

1980-1983

Patricia C Allan QSM

1985-1989

 

Researched and written by Eris Parker
Ref: Cambridge Museum Archives

 

 

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