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Mayors of Faversham, 1901 to 2000

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Year Mayor Note

1901

Frederick Austin

Second term. Attended Edward VII Coronation (1902)

1902

Jabez Smith

 

1903

Frederick Austin

Faversham News founder’s third and final term

1904

Charles Holmes

 

1905

Ebenezer Chambers

Managing director of Whittle & Co, timber merchants. Mayor in 1897 and 1898 

1906

Ebenezer Chambers

1907

Charles Cremer

Brick manufacturer. His sites at Ham and Lady Dane produced 10 million bricks a year. Mayor, 1899, also 

1908

Charles Cremer

1909

Thomas George Gillett

 

1910

Sidney Alexander

Sir Sidney Alexander was a physician whose record decade as Mayor of Faversham included the years of the First World War (1914-18). His wartime public service was in 1920 recognised with a knighthood by King George V, whose 1911 Coronation Alexander had attended as Faversham Baron of the Cinque Ports. Sir Sidney, a pioneer of varicose vein treatment with a London practice, was a GP at Gatefield House, Faversham, now called the Alexander Centre 

1911

Sidney Alexander 

1912

Sidney Alexander

1913

Sidney Alexander

1914

Sidney Alexander

1915

Sidney Alexander

1916

Sidney Alexander

1917

Sidney Alexander

1918

Sidney Alexander

1919

Sidney Alexander

1920

Evan Jenkins

 

1921

Evan Jenkins

 

1922

Zachariah William Shaw

Tailor in Preston Street. In 1926, bought 62 Newton Road, childhood home of Sir Harry Batterbee

1923

Zachariah William Shaw

1924

Zachariah William Shaw

1925

John William Videan

 

1926

John William Videan

 

1927

Charles S. Hawkes

 

1928

William George Ash

 

1929

John Henry Johnson

 

1930

John Henry Johnson

 

1931

William Isaac Gould

 

1932

William Isaac Gould

 

1933

Frederick John Terry

 

1934

Frederick John Terry

 

1935

Frederick Farrant

Represented Faversham as a Baron of the Cinque Ports at Coronation of George VI (12 May, 1937) 

1936

Frederick Farrant

1937

Phil Johnson

Faversham’s second-longest serving mayor, whose nine-year occupancy of the post included the years of the Second World War (1939-45). Herbert Dane’s A Thousand Years of Faversham’s History notes: "Throughout the war, the town, under the energetic leadership of the Mayor and Mayoress, Mr and Mrs Phil Johnson, co-operated magnificently in all the national efforts." In the War Honours List, Johnson was appointed O.B.E.

1938

Phil Johnson

1939

Phil Johnson

1940

Phil Johnson

1941

Phil Johnson

1942

Phil Johnson

1943

Phil Johnson

1944

Phil Johnson

1945

Phil Johnson

1946

Jasper B. Neame

Shepherd Neame brewery chairman. Second mayoral term extended to May, 1949, after national reform moved mayoral elections from November to May. High Sheriff of Kent, 1955 

1947

Jasper B. Neame

1948

Jasper B. Neame

1949

Harry Knowles

 

1950

Harry Knowles

 

1951

Frederick G. Johnson

 

1952

Frederick G. Johnson

 

1953

Alfred W. Hulkes

As Faversham Baron of the Cinque Ports, attended Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II (2 June, 1953) 

1954

Alfred W. Hulkes

1955

Charles Hine

 

1956

Florence Graham

Faversham’s first woman mayor in seven centuries

1957

John A. E. Jones

 

1958

John A. E. Jones

 

1959

Robert Samuel Amor

 

1960

Robert Samuel Amor

 

1961

Peter Lee-Roberts

Accepted third term in 1988 when poll delay after a candidate’s death left mayor-elect off council

1962

Peter Lee-Roberts

1963

Gordon Ely

Brewer for Shepherd Neame. Member of a family resident in Faversham since the time of James II 

1964

Gordon Ely

1965

Alec King

 

1966

Alec King

 

1967

Peter V. Head

Bequest supports Faversham Almshouses Chapel

1968

John Elliott

 

1969

Reginald Winton

Was later town clerk

1970

Richard W. Barnicott

 

1971

Richard W. Barnicott

 

1972

Arthur F. F. Britten

Last Faversham Borough Council mayor. For final few weeks’ office in 1974, was first mayor of successor Faversham Town Council

1973

Arthur F. F. Britten

1974

John Jayes

First mayor elected by successor Faversham Town Council 

1975

John Jayes

1976

Brian Wise

 

1977

Brian Wise

 

1978

Keith Burbidge

 

1979

Keith Burbidge

 

1980

L. T. F. (Bill) Vaughan

 

1981

L. T. F. (Bill) Vaughan

 

1982

Iris Vaughan

Wife of predecessor in office

1983

Kenneth Neame

 

1984

Kenneth Neame

 

1985

Dennis Motley

 

1986

Dennis Motley

 

1987

Andrew Osborne

 

1988

Peter Lee-Roberts

Third term after poll delay left mayor-elect off council

1989

Peter Salmon

 

1990

Peter Salmon

 

1991

Bryan Mulhern

 

1992

Bryan Mulhern

 

1993

Brian Tovey

 

1994

Brian Tovey

 

1995

Michael Henderson

 

1996

Kate Lee

 

1997

Kate Lee

 

1998

Christopher Perkin

Met Prince of Wales on visit to Faversham, in July, 1998, to mark Shepherd Neame’s 300th anniversary 

1999

Christopher Perkin

2000

Patrick Mulcahy