List of mayors of Barnsley

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The Mayor of Barnsley is a ceremonial post held by a member of Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, elected annually by the Council. The post was previously given to members of the Municipal Borough of Barnsley from 1869 to 1912, and to members of the County Borough of Barnsley from 1913 to 1974.

Henry Richardson, first Mayor of Barnsley, 1869
Sam Jones, son of a miner, was Barnsley's first socialist mayor[1]

Some notable mayorsEdit

The first mayor of Barnsley was Henry Richardson, in 1869; he had been "instrumental in the founding of the Borough."[2] The first female mayor, elected by a labour-controlled council, was Mary Brannon in 1956. After her election, she removed seven pictures of the Royal Family from the mayoral parlour, and replaced them with local scenes created by art students. Brannon said, "I got bored stiff with the sameness of the photographs."[3] It was Brannon who on 6 May 1957 opened the Edward Sheerien Secondary Modern School, the first of its kind to be built in the borough since World War II. In 1929 Sheerien had also been mayor, and the school was named after him with respect to his "great services to the borough," including over 25 years' duty on the education committee.[4]

List of mayors of the Municipal Borough of BarnsleyEdit


  • 1869 Henry Richardson (1798–1875) was a West Riding magistrate, and head of Richardson, Lee, Rycroft & Co., linen manufacturers of Manchester and Barnsley.[6]
  • 1870–1871 John Tyas (1817–1895) was a Conservative councillor for the Barnsley Corporation, and twice Mayor of Barnsley, serving 1870–1872, and 1883–1884. He was a solicitor, being partner in the Barnsley firm Tyas and Harrison from around 1845. He was clerk of the Barnsley Board of Guardians 1850–1893, and president of the English Church Union in Barnsley. He owned Edmunds and Swaithe Maine Collieries. The 1875 explosion at Swaithe mine shocked him, and subsequently he helped to establish the Miner's Permanent Relief Fund. At his death, he was said to have been "highly esteemed".[7]
  • 1872–1873 Charles Newman (1829–1886) was a solicitor of the Barnsley firm Newman & Sons, the chief magistrate at Barnsley, and secretary of the South West Riding Liberal Registration Association. He was director of Barnsley Bank and of Barnsley Gas Light Company. He was honorary secretary to Beckett Hospital, and to the trustees of Barnsley Grammar School. He was twice mayor, and an alderman of the Corporation since its inception in 1869. On 26 March 1873, Newman became the first Mayor of Barnsley to wear the town's official mayoral robes. He was a bachelor[8][9][10]
  • 1874–1875 Richard Carter (1818–1895) improved drainage and water supply to the borough during his tenure as mayor. He was a civil engineer and geologist, but was also a partner in Carter Bros. linen manufacturers at Oak Mills. He was a member of the Corporation from its inception in 1869, and he was a Justice of the Peace, a Conservative and a Freemason. He was a bachelor.[11][12]
  • 1876–1877 Joseph Shirtliffe Parkinson (1816–1878) was a linen manufacturer and Liberal who died in office as mayor. He was chairman of the Finance Committee and a member of the Local Board of Health. His funeral procession was "very large" and he was interred in Barnsley Cemetery. There is a window dedicated to JS Parkinson in the north aisle of St Mary's Church, Barnsley.[13][14]
  • 1878–1880 Benjamin Marshall (1816–1890) was a solicitor who was a "thorn in the side" of the Board of Health and its clerk. He was a member of the Town Council 1872–1884, being "respected and feared" there as a financier and economist, but popular with the public. He subsequently became a Liberal MP for Barnsley. He never married.[15]
  • 1881–1882 Charles Brady (1832–1907) was a draper's son who in 1869 became Liberal MP for Barnsley east ward. He was an alderman on West Riding County Council, and chairman of its Finance Committee. He was chairman of the governors of Barnsley Beckett Hospital, and a "strong promoter of temperance."[16]
  • 1883 John Tyas[7]
  • 1884–1885 Henry Pigott (1828–1912) inherited from his father the linen factory Shaw Mill at Barnsley. He was a Wesleyan, a Liberal Unionist, a Justice of the Peace, and chairman of the Borough Licensing Committee. As mayor he contributed much to the Highways and Waterworks departments. He was a member of the School Board, the Borough Education Committee and the County Council.[17]
  • 1886–1888 Thomas Marsden (1831–1893) Was the owner of Dearne Paper Works, and head of Charles Marsden & Sons, paper manufacturers. He was a "popular" mayor, and a magistrate from 1889. He was president of the Barnsley Chamber of Commerce, a director of the Barnsley Banking Company, and a member of the Barnsley Board of Guardians.[18]
  • 1889–1890 Eugene Wood (1834–1892) was born in France, because his glassworker father William Baker Wood was working there. Eugene moved to England; in 1854 his father joined him, bought the Barnsley Glassworks, and later renamed it the Wood Brothers Glassworks. By 1891 Eugene was a glass manufacturer himself, employing 130 men and boys. He was a member of Sheffield Road Baptist Chapel and was elected a deacon there. He was also president of the Barnsley Permanent Building Society, chairman of the directors of McLintock & Co., and president of the Barnsley Sunday School Union.[19]
  • 1891 Dr John Blackburn (1834–1906) was medical officer for the Barnsley Board of Guardians, and surgeon major (lieutenant colonel from 1889) to the 2nd Voluntary Battalion of the Y and L Regiment. He was councillor for Barnsley south ward 1869–1884, then alderman until 1896. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Corporation swimming baths.[20]
  • 1892–1893 Matthew Corri S. Halton (1843–1899) was born in Mullingar, Ireland. His father was the Catholic Cathedral organist there for 50 years. His son Thomas William died in France in 1918. There is an elaborate memorial to the family in Barnsley Cemetery. He was a medical doctor, a Roman Catholic and a Liberal. He was mayor during the 1893 UK Miners' Strike, engaged along with the miners against the police during the riots. But as mayor he had to keep the peace, and that conflict caused the loss of his previous popularity with the people.[21][22]
  • 1894–1895 William Woodcock (1838–1902) was a saddler and harness maker who campaigned against the "sacrifice" of Barnsley by the 1869 Reform Bill. In 1885 he became Liberal MP for the south-west ward of Barnsley. From 1893 he was chairman of Barnsley Corporation Finance Committee, and from 1896 he was a magistrate. He was a prominent Wesleyan at Pitt Street Chapel, Barnsley.[23]
  • 1896–1897 Charles Wray (1844–1931) was a butcher from Lincolnshire who built up an "extensive business" in Barnsley. He was Liberal councillor for the west ward of Barnsley from 1889, and retired as alderman in 1924. He was president of the District Butchers' Association. He was a supporter of Blucher Street United Methodist Church and of the Tradesmen's Benevolent Institution. He was made Freeman of the Borough in 1921, before his retirement.[24]
  • 1898–1899 Thomas Wilkinson (1842–1908) was a prosperous grain merchant, and property owner of estates on which he farmed, in Lincolnshire and near Doncaster. He also owned property in Barnsley. He served on Barnsley Council from 1882 to 1905 as councillor for the east ward. He donated the public clock on the Ebenezer Methodist Chapel on Sheffield Road (built 1873, closed 1975). He was chairman of the Sanitary Committee and an overseer of the poor. He was magistrate from 1896.[25][26]
  • 1900–1901 John Fletcher Horne (1849–1941) was a surgeon at Barnsley Beckett Hospital, and was on the town council for 33 years. He travelled in Italy, and wrote medical and antiquarian books, including: Trephining in its ancient and modern aspect (1894), The cities of Vesuvius, Herculaneum and Pompeii (1895), The mirage of two buried cities (1900), Hints to mothers on the management of young children (undated)[27]
  • 1902 William Emsley Raley (1859–1938) was a solicitor whose firm represented the Mineworkers' Association. He served on Barnsley Council for 50 years from 1887. He was instrumental in street improvement, the building of Barnsley Town Hall (1933), and the building of Midhope reservoir. His policy later permitted Scout Dyke and Royd Moor reservoirs. He was an educationalist on the Burnham committee, and was President of the Association of Education Committees in England and Wales. In World War I he was chairman of the Battalion-Raising Committee and Commanding Officer of the Second Barnsley Battalion.[28][29]
  • 1903–1904 Charles Wray[24]
  • 1905–1907 John Shaw Rose (1862–1935) was head of Brown and Rose clothing manufacturers. He served as a Conservative councillor for 35 years on Barnsley council, 1897–1933. He was initially a rugby player, then turned to association football and became chairman of Barnsley Football Club from 1909 to January 1933. He was known as the "Children's Mayor." He was a Justice of the Peace and served on various committees. He was warden of St John's Church, and a freemason. He is buried at Barnsley Cemetery.[30]
  • 1908 Edmund John Freeman Rideal (1858–1936) was a solicitor, and served on Barnsley Council for 33 years. He was chairman of the Finance Committee, and an overseer for 30 years. He was chairman of Barnsley Education Committee, and a governor of Barnsley Girls High School and Barnsley Grammar School.[31]
  • 1909–1910 Henry Milnes Walker (1868–1945) was a Justice of the Peace, solicitor and Baptist from Kexborough who served on Barnsley Council from 1902. He was president of the local Band of Hope Union, of the Union of Sunday Schools, and of Barnsley YMCA.[32][33]
  • 1911–1912 Joseph Hobson Cotterill (1857–1920) was a provision merchant and a Conservative. While he was mayor, Barnsley became a County Borough. He was mayor when Barnsley FC won the English Cup, and he officially welcomed them home. He was chairmen of the Markets and Fairs Committee and School Management Committee, and a member of the Barnsley Education Committee from its inception. He was a sidesman for St John's Church.[34]

List of mayors of the County Borough of BarnsleyEdit


  • 1913–1914 William Goodworth England (1855–1928)[35]
  • 1915–1917 Henry Holden (1857–1937)[36][37]
  • 1918–1919 William Emsley Raley (1859–1938)[29]
  • 1920–1922 Sam Jones (1869–1935)[38][39][40]
  • 1923–1924 George Fred Wood (1870–1956)[41][42]
  • 1925–1926 Herbert Foulstone (1871–1955)[43]
  • 1927–1928 John Fair Broley (1873–1944)[44][45]
  • 1929 Edward Sheerien (1879–1958) [46]
  • 1930 Richard John Soper (1878–1954)[47]
  • 1931 Robert Jonas Plummer (1882–1954)[48]
  • 1932 Herbert Smith (1862–1938)[49]
  • 1933 John Guest[50]
  • 1934 Benjamin Francis Canter (1888–1938)[51]
  • 1935–1937 Joseph Jones (1891–1948)[52]
  • 1937–1938 Andrew Wright[53]
  • 1938–1939 Henry Mowbray Cassells (1889–1944)[54][55][56]
  • 1939–1940 George Mason[57]
  • 1940–1941 James Walton
  • 1941–1942 David Allott (1868–1947)[58][59]
  • 1942–1943 Sam Trueman (1886–1970)[60]
  • 1943–1944 Thomas Willman Richardson (1880–1948)[61][62]
  • 1944–1945 Arthur Jepson[63]
  • 1945–1946 Arthur Dunk (1893–1970)[64][65]
  • 1946–1947 Charles Bentley(1887–1970)[66]
  • 1947–1949 Harold Burgin[67]
  • 1949–1950 Walter Hunt[68]
  • 1950–1951 William Leach[69]
  • 1951–1952 Richard Newman (1877–1962)[70]
  • 1952–1953 Lawrence Briggs (1887–1970)[71]
  • 1953–1954 George Burkinshaw (1894–1968)[72]
  • 1954–1955 Alfred Edward McVie (1900–1973)[73]
  • 1955–1956 James Henry Foster (1891–1971)[74]
  • 1956–1957 Mary Brannan[75]
  • 1957–1958 Sam Jubb (1885–1973)[76]
  • 1958–1959 George Skelly (1902–1969)[77]
  • 1959–1960 George Whyke (1900–1986)
  • 1960–1961 William Gill[78]
  • 1961–1962 Fred Elliott
  • 1962–1963 Harry Dancer[79]
  • 1963–1964 Thomas Richard Brown
  • 1964–1965 Fred Lockwood
  • 1965–1966 Arthur Butler[80]
  • 1966–1967 William Martin Chambers {1907–1977)
  • 1967–1968 James Arthur Halton (1891–1968)
  • 1968–1969 Albert Lowery (1894–1973)
  • 1969–1970 Theodore Hinchcliffe
  • 1970–1971 Frank Batley Crow (1907–1999)
  • 1971–1972 Brian Varley
  • 1972–1973 Fred Lunn
  • 1973–1974 Arthur Williams

List of mayors of the Metropolitan Borough of BarnsleyEdit


  • 1974–1975 James Fenwick Oldham JP
  • 1975–1976 Harold Brain
  • 1976–1977 Frank Kaye
  • 1977–1978 John Charles Stanley JP
  • 1978–1979 Gwen Bright
  • 1979–1980 Harry Alexander Fish
  • 1980–1981 Edward Galvin
  • 1981–1982 John D. Wake
  • 1982–1983 Charles Kenneth Rispin
  • 1983–1984 Keith M. Borrett
  • 1984–1985 Donald Baines
  • 1985–1986 Derrick Elias Lloyd
  • 1986–1987 John Wood BEM JP
  • 1987–1988 Roy Warden BEM
  • 1988–1989 Bernard G. Goddard
  • 1989–1990 Arnold M. Storey
  • 1990–1991 Ronald Fisher JP
  • 1991–1992 Trevor Naylor
  • 1992–1993 Kenneth Young
  • 1993–1994 Gerald Hadfield
  • 1994–1995 Judith Watts
  • 1995–1996 Clive Cawthrow
  • 1995–1996 Judith Watts
  • 1996–1997 Clarence Wroe
  • 1997–1998 Charles C. Wraith MBE
  • 1998–1999 Fred Wright
  • 1999–2000 Howard Lavender
  • 2000–2001 Arthur Whittaker
  • 2001–2002 Catherine Evans
  • 2002–2003 Peter Doyle
  • 2003–2004 William H. Newman
  • 2004–2005 Patrick R. Miller
  • 2005–2006 Joseph W. Hayward JP
  • 2006–2007 Margaret Morgan
  • 2007–2008 Len Picken (1927–2012)[81][82]
  • 2008–2009 Ken Sanderson
  • 2009–2010 John Parkinson
  • 2010–2011 Margaret Sheard RGN/SEN
  • 2011–2012 Karen Dyson
  • 2012–2013 Leah Dorothy Higginbottom JP
  • 2013–2014 Kenneth Richardson MSc
  • 2014–2015 Tim Shepherd
  • 2015–2016 Brian H. Mathers (b.1941)[83]
  • 2016–2017 Linda Burgess
  • 2017-2018 Jeff Ennis (b.1952)
  • 2018–2019 Steve Green[84]
  • 2019–2020 Pauline Markham[85]

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ Journal of Barnsley Family History Society vol23 no.2 April 2015, p.21: "Councillor Sam Jones" by Jane Ainsworth:
  2. ^ Visitor UK: Timeline history of Barnsley
  3. ^ The Age 16 November 1956 p3 col2: UK mayor bored by royal pictures
  4. ^ Barnsley Chronicle 28 March 2008: Flashback to the day Edward Sheerien opened
  5. ^ a b c The full list of Mayors of Barnsley is engraved on the marble walls of the entrance to Barnsley Town Hall
  6. ^ Sheffield Daily Telegraph, Saturday 09 January 1875 p10 col2: Death of the first mayor of Barnsley
  7. ^ a b Sheffield Evening Telegraph, Tuesday 05 November 1895 p3 col3: Death of Mr. John Tyas of Barnsley
  8. ^ Visitor UK: Barnsley
  9. ^ Barnsley Chronicle, etc., Saturday 20 March 1886 p8 col3: Funeral of the late Ald. Newman
  10. ^ Sheffield Independent, Saturday 13 March 1886 p15 col7: Death of Ald C. Newman of Barnsley
  11. ^ Graces Guide: Richard Carter (1818–1895)
  12. ^ Sheffield Independent, Friday 27 September 1895 p6 col3: Death of a former mayor of Barnsley at Harrogate
  13. ^ Heritage Inspired: St Mary's Church Barnsley
  14. ^ Leeds Times – Saturday 06 April 1878 p5 col6: Barnsley, sudden death of the mayor of Barnsley
  15. ^ Sheffield Evening Telegraph, Thursday 04 September 1890 p4 col1: Death of Mr Benjamin Marshall of Barnsley
  16. ^ Sheffield Evening Telegraph, Wednesday 03 April 1907 p5 col5: Death of Mr Charles Brady JP, Barnsley's most prominent magistrate
  17. ^ National Archives: Barnsley Archive
  18. ^ Sheffield Evening Telegraph, Wednesday 13 September 1893 p3 col4: Death of Mr Aldermen Thomas Marsden JP of Barnsley
  19. ^ Sheffield Daily Telegraph, Friday 17 June 1892 p7 col4: Death of Mr. Alderman Wood of Barnsley
  20. ^ Sheffield Daily Telegraph, Monday 09 July 1906 p7 col5: Dr John Blackburn Barnsley
  21. ^ A Barnsley Historian's View: WWI soldier's story
  22. ^ Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Wednesday 08 March 1899 p6 col7: Obituary Dr Halton JP Barnsley
  23. ^ Sheffield Daily Telegraph, Friday 07 March 1902 p7 col7: Obituary, Ald. Woodcock of Barnsley
  24. ^ a b Sheffield Daily Telegraph, Tuesday 24 March 1931 p4 col4: Death of Mr C. Wray, freeman and former mayor of Barnsley
  25. ^ Barnsley Chronicle, etc., Saturday 07 March 1908 p8 col8: Death of Mr T. Wilkinson JP
  26. ^ For clock donated by Wilkinson, see File:Former Ebenezer Methodist Chapel Barnsley.jpg, church was demolished to make way for a road
  27. ^ Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, Monday 20 January 1941 p5 col5: Former mayor of Barnsley
  28. ^ "Election of Mayors". The Times (36922). London. 11 November 1902. p. 12.
  29. ^ a b Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, Monday 09 May 1938 p5 col3: Ald. W.E. Riley OBE, "father" of modern Barnsley, 50 years' unbroken service
  30. ^ Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, Wednesday 02 January 1935 p5 col7: Former mayor of Barnsley, death of Mr John Shaw Rose
  31. ^ Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, Saturday 05 September 1936 p9 col1: Mr Edmund J.F. Rideal, leading figure in Barnsley, former mayor of the borough
  32. ^ "Index entry". FreeBMD. ONS. Retrieved 18 November 2017. Births Mar 1868 Walker Henry Milnes Wortley 9c 197. "Index entry". FreeBMD. ONS. Retrieved 18 November 2017. Deaths Dec 1945 Walker Henry M. 77 Penistone 9c 287.
  33. ^ Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Saturday 19 October 1929 p10 col5: Six new Barnsley JPs
  34. ^ Sheffield Daily Telegraph, Saturday 12 June 1920 p4 col3: Yorkshire, Barnsley's loss, death of Coun. J.H. Cotterill, ex-mayor of the Borough
  35. ^ Sheffield Daily Telegraph, Tuesday 14 February 1928 p3 col3: Former mayor, death of Alderman W.G. England of Barnsley
  36. ^ Leeds Mercury, Thursday 19 August 1937 p7 col4: Mr Henry Holden, death of former mayor of Barnsley
  37. ^ Sheffield Independent, Thursday 19 August 1937 p4 col4: Mr Henry Holden, death of former mayor of Barnsley
  38. ^ Sheffield Independent, Monday 02 September 1935 p7 col1: Mr Sam Jones dead, Barnsley's first Labour mayor
  39. ^ Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, Monday 02 September 1935 p7 col5: Mr Sam Jones, first Socialist mayor of Barnsley
  40. ^ Barnsley war memorials project: Monk Bretton Cemetery, image of his (and his family's) gravestone
  41. ^ "Index entry". FreeBMD. ONS. Retrieved 21 November 2017. Deaths Mar 1956 Wood George F. 86 Barnsley 2b 36
  42. ^ United Kingdom Census 1911 Milliner, fancy draper, shopkeeper
  43. ^ Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, Monday 25 July 1955 p7 col8: Mr H. Foulstone
  44. ^ "Index entry". FreeBMD. ONS. Retrieved 21 November 2017. Deaths Jun 1944 Broley John F. 71 Barnsley 9c 179
  45. ^ Liverpool Echo, Friday 21 April 1944 p4 col7: Footballery, then mayor
  46. ^ "Index entry". FreeBMD. ONS. Retrieved 21 November 2017. Deaths Jun 1958 SHeerien Edward 79 Barnsley 2b 6
  47. ^ Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, Monday 25 January 1954 p3 col7: Former MP for Bansley dies at 75, Mr R J Soper
  48. ^ Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, Tuesday 16 February 1954 p3 col4: Mr Robert J. Plummer
  49. ^ Tamworth Herald, Saturday 25 June 1938 p4 col5: Death of Mr Herbert Smith, former president of the Miners' Federation
  50. ^ Leeds Mercury, Monday 27 November 1933 p6 col2: Barnsley's boot fund
  51. ^ Sheffield Independent, Tuesday 05 July 1938 p4 col6: Former mayor of Barnsley Mr B.F Canter dies after operation
  52. ^ Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, Friday 02 April 1948 p4 col4: Pit boy became miners' president, Ald. Joseph Jones dies aged 57
  53. ^ Leeds Mercury, Wednesday 15 September 1937 p5 col3: Barnsley's next mayor, Ald. A. Wright accepts invitation
  54. ^ Sheffield Independent, Wednesday 14 September 1938 p7 col1: Barnsley's next mayor, an engine driver
  55. ^ Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, Saturday 08 April 1944 p5 col8: Former mayor of Barnsley
  56. ^ Fife Free Press, & Kirkcaldy Guardian, Saturday 15 April 1944 p4 col5: Ex-mayor of Barnsley
  57. ^ Sheffield Daily Telegraph, Wednesday 08 November 1939 p6 col6: New mayor, signalman following engine-driver
  58. ^ Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, Monday 17 November 1941 p6 col2: Barnsley's vicar-mayor
  59. ^ Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, Tuesday 25 February 1947 p4 col.4: Alderman the Rev. D. Allott
  60. ^ Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, Wednesday 09 September 1942 p5 col6: Barnsley's next mayor
  61. ^ Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, Thursday 26 August 1948 p4 col2: Ald. T.W. Richardson
  62. ^ Yorkshire Evening Post, Thursday 26 August 1948 p4 col5: Ald. T.W. Richardson ex-mayor of Barnsley dead
  63. ^ Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, Wednesday 13 September 1944 p3 col2: Barnsley mayoral invitation
  64. ^ Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, Wednesday 12 September 1945 p6 col6: The next mayor
  65. ^ Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, Saturday 10 November 1945 p8 col5: Ald. A. Dunk elected at Barnsley
  66. ^ Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, Wednesday 11 September 1946 p6 col6: Barnsley mayoralty
  67. ^ Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, Wednesday 10 September 1947 p4 col4: Barnsley's choice
  68. ^ Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, Wednesday 09 March 1949 p4 col8: Pitworker to be mayor with photo
  69. ^ Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, Wednesday 15 March 1950 p6 col.8: Barnsley invitation to Ald. W. Leach
  70. ^ Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, Tuesday 13 March 1951 p6 col3: Barnsley mayoralty
  71. ^ Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, Wednesday 12 March 1952 p8 col3: To be mayor of Barnsley
  72. ^ Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, Wednesday 20 May 1953 p9 col3: Barnsley's 17th successive socialist mayor
  73. ^ Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, Tuesday 19 October 1954 p5 col1: Royal visit to the West Riding
  74. ^ Birmingham Daily Post, Wednesday 09 February 1955 p5 col8: Coun. James Henry Foster
  75. ^ Northern Whig, Friday 16 November 1956 p2 col1: Lady mayor moved royal pictures
  76. ^ Leeds Mercury, Wednesday 11 April 1934 p7 col.5: Mystery of girl's death
  77. ^ Birmingham Daily Post, Thursday 05 February 1959 p37 col8: Mayor's aid for parents
  78. ^ Birmingham Daily Post, Wednesday 26 October 1960 p6 col4: Exiles' return
  79. ^ The National Archives: Dancer family papers A/1361/F
  80. ^ Barnsley Chronicle 30 April 2009: From the Barnsley Chronicle
  81. ^ We are Barnsley: Former Barnsley mayor and councillor dies
  82. ^ Barnsley News and Sport: Council pays tribute to former mayor
  83. ^ "Index entry". FreeBMD. ONS. Retrieved 22 November 2017. Births Sep 1941 Mathers Brian H., mother nee Wilson Barnsley 9c 495
  84. ^ Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council 23 May 2018: Barnsley welcomes new mayor for 2018/19
  85. ^ "Barnsley welcomes new Mayor for 2019/20". Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council. Barnsley MBC. 21 May 2019. Retrieved 2 July 2020.