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Joseph William Slater

Chairman of Horwich Urban District Council: 1943-44 (Independent)

Born: Withnell, Lancashire 1885

Died: 14 Longworth Road, Horwich 20 December 1957

Educated: British School, Horwich; Railway Mechanics Institute, Horwich


Son of William Job Slater, Chairman of Horwich Urban District Council 1920-21.

He worked for his father as a young man, erecting many public buildings, including the County Branch library, the Maternity and Child Welfare Centre and the Employment Exchange.

Member of the Builders Association on the Horwich Chamber of Trade and was Chairman twice.

Represented Central Ward 1937-46.

He was a keen fly fisherman and enjoyed a day's hunting. He was also known as a student of natural history.

Founder member of Horwich Rotary Club.


Click for larger image Formal portrait of Joseph Wiliam Slater as Chairman of Horwich UDC.

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Joseph William SlaterSlater Family Tree • pdf



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