Continuing with our celebrations for ‘Explore Archive Week’ we have taken the challenge to choose something hair-related from our collections. Bring on the marvellous moustachioed mayors of Bury! These hirsute gentleman are also helping us to spread awareness of the admirable work carried out by the Movember Foundation, a charity organisation which aims to tackle issues surrounding men’s health.
From top left to right: William Smethurst Mayor of Bury 1888 – 1889, George E Wike Mayor of Bury 1897 – 1899, John Ashworth Mayor of Bury 1892 – 1894.
From middle left to right: John Hall Mayor of Bury 1894 – 1896, Oliver Ormerod Walker Mayor of Bury 1896 – 1897, John Parks Mayor of Bury 1891 – 1893.
From bottom left to right: James Byron Mayor of Bury 1899 – 1900, James K Butcher Mayor of Bury 1903 – 1905, Lambert Fletcher Mayor of Bury 1905 – 1907.