Councillor Robin Pote is the elected Mayor of Ludlow 2021 - 22

Councillor Viv Parry is the elected Deputy Mayor 2021 - 22


The Mayor is keen to play an active part in promoting all aspects of the community and businesses in Ludlow.  If you are planning a community event and would like to to invite the Mayor to attend, please contact Town Council Offices at the Guildhall, Mill Street, Ludlow, SY8 1AZ.

Telephone:- 01584 871970

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Mayor of Ludlow 2021 - 22

Councillor Robin pote is elected Mayor of Ludlow 2021 - 22

Councillor Viv Parry is elected Deputy Mayor of Ludlow 2021 - 22

The Mayor's Charity for 2021 - 22 is Ludlow Young Health



 

Chaplain Rev K Price (2012 - 22)
Common Sergeant Mr N Chapman

Mayor of Ludlow 2017 - 21


Councillor Tim Gill is elected Mayor of Ludlow 2017 - 21

The Mayor's charity for 2017 - 18 is Ludlow Citizen's Advice Bureau

The Mayor's charity for 2018 - 19 is Ludlow Young Health

The Mayor's Charity for 2019 - 21 is Ludlow Food Bank and Pricklebum's Hedgehog Rescue


Councillor Robin Pote is elected Deputy Mayor of Ludlow 2019 - 21

Councillor Colin Sheward was elected Deputy Mayor of Ludlow 2017 - 19

 

Mayoress Mrs Mary Gill (deceased)
Chaplain Rev K Price (2018 - 21)
Chaplain Canon J Wilcox (deceased) (2017-18)
Common Sergeant Mr J Coxill (retired)
Mace Bearer Mr N Chapman
Mayor's Allowance £3280.00

Mayor of Ludlow
2014 - 17

Councillor Paul Draper was the elected Mayor of Ludlow 2014 - 17

Councillor Paul Kemp was the elected Deputy Mayor of Ludlow 2014 - 16

Councillor Colin Sheward was the elected Deputy Mayor of Ludlow 2016 - 17

The Mayor's charity for 2014/15 was Home Start Ludlow

The Mayor's charity for 2015/16 was The Ludlow Hosptal League of Friends

The Mayor's charity for 2016/17 was The Ludlow Foyer

Mayor P Draper

Mayoress Mrs L Draper (2014-16)
Chaplain Canon J Wilcox (2016-17)
Chaplain Ven C Williams (2014-16)
Common Sergeant Mr J Coxill
Mace Bearer Mr D Meredith (2015-16)
Mace Bearer Mr N Chapman (2016-17)
Mayor's Allowance £3280.00

Mayor of Ludlow
2013 - 14

Councillor Jim Smithers is the elected Mayor of Ludlow 2013 -14

Councillor Paul Draper is the elected Deputy Mayor 2013 - 14

The Mayor's charities for 2013/14 are the Community First Responders Ludlow and the Royal British Legion Ludlow Branch

Mayor J Smithers

Chaplain Ven C Williams
Common Sergeant Mr J Coxill
Mace Bearer Mr D Meredith
Town Clerk Ms G Wilding
Mayor's Allowance £3280.00

Mayor's Events

Mayor's Charity Quiz and Raffle - 18th August 2013

Mayor's Halloween Party Night and Raffle - 1st November 2013 

Charity Race Night - 29th November 2013 Cancelled

Mayor's Charity Easter Dance - 18th May 2014

Mayor of Ludlow
2012 - 13

Councillor Tony Pound is the elected Mayor of Ludlow 2012 - 13

The Mayor's charities for 2012/13 are Ludlow Royal Voluntary Service, Ludlow Day Away Club and South Shropshire Citizen's Advice CentreCouncillor

Vivienne Parry is the elected Deputy Mayor of Ludlow 2012 - 13

Mayor T Pound & Mayoress Mrs Carol Pound

Mayoress Mrs C Pound
Chaplain Ven C Williams
Common Sergeant Mr J Coxill
Mace Bearer Mr D Meredith
Mayor's Allowance £3280.00

Mayor of Ludlow
2010 - 12

Councillor John Aitken is the elected Mayor of Ludlow 2010 - 12

 

The Mayor's Charity for 2010/11 was Ludlow Carers Group

The Mayor's Charity for 2011/12 was Ludlow Foyer

 

Councillor Amanda Pope is the elected Deputy Mayor of Ludlow 2010 - 11

Councillor Jeffrey Wilcox is the elected Deputy Mayor of Ludlow 2011 - 12

Mayor J Aitken & Mayoress Mrs Pam Aitken

Mayor of Ludlow Cllr John Aitken

Mayoress Mrs Pam Aitken
Chaplain Revd James Stewart (2010-11)
Chaplain Ven Colin Williams (2011-12)
Common Sergeant John Coxill
Mace Bearer Donald Meredith
Mayor's Allowance £3280.00

Mayor of Ludlow
2009 - 10

Councillor Martin Taylor-Smith is the elected Mayor of Ludlow for 2009 - 10

The Mayor's charity for 2009/10 is Working Together (£5945.30)

Councillor Derek Davies is the elected Deputy Mayor of Ludlow for 2009 - 10

 

Mayor M Taylor-Smith

Mayor of Ludlow Cllr Martin Taylor-Smith
Mayoress Mrs R Taylor-Smith
Chaplain Rev Preb Brian Curnew
Common Sergeant Mr Graham Davies
Mace Bearer Mr J Coxill
Mayor's Allowance £3280.00

Mayor of Ludlow
2008 - 09

Councillor Jim Newbold is the elected Mayor of Ludlow for 2008 - 09

Councillor Derek Davies is the elected deputy Mayor of Ludlow for 2008 - 09

The Mayor's charity for 2008/09 is Age Concern

 

Mayor J Newbold and Mayoress Councillor Miss M Glaze

Mayoress Councillor Miss M Glaze
Chaplain Rev Preb Brian Curnew
Common Sergeant Mr Graham Davies
Mace Bearer Mr J Coxill
Town Clerk Ms L Thomas
Mayor's Allowance £3280.00

Mayor of Ludlow
2007 - 08

Councillor Marie Glaze is the elected Mayor of Ludlow for 2007 - 08

Councillor Jim Smithers is the elected deputy Mayor of Ludlow for 2007 - 08

The Mayor's charity for 2007/08 is the Brownies, Guides and Scouts

Mayor M Glaze and Consort Mrs S Newbold

Mayoress Mrs Shirley Newbold
Chaplain Rev Dr B Curnew
Common Sergeant Graham Davies
Mace Bearer John Coxill

Mayor's Events

Ceremony of Civic & Charters Awards

Cricket Club Biggest Community Cricket Event - 11th & 12th April 2008

Mayfair Sunday Service - 4th May 2008

Opening of the Straw House - 24th May 2007

Mayor of Ludlow
2003 - 07

Councillor Graeme Kidd is the elected Mayor of Ludlow for 2003 - 07

Councillor Marie Glaze is the elected deputy Mayor of Ludlow for 2003 - 04

Councillor Terry Burgoyne is the elected Mayor of Ludlow for 2004 - 05

Councillor Jim Smithers is the elected deputy Mayor of Ludlow for 2005 - 06

Councillor Roger Ward is the elected deputy Mayor of Ludlow for 2006 - 07

The Mayor's charity for 2003/04 is the

The Mayor's charity for 2004/05 is the First Responders

The Mayor's charity for 2005/07 is the Town Walls Trust

Mayor G Kidd

Mayoress Mrs Sally Newman
Chaplain Rev Dr B Curnew
Common Sergeant Graham Davies
Mace Bearer John Coxill
Mace Bearer Mrs S Grainger (2003 -05)

Mayor's Events

Ludlow Festival Civic Reception -
26th June 2006 prior to the performance of a Midsummer Night's Dream

60th Anniversary of the End of World War 2 Celebrations - 21st August 2005

Mayor's Carol Service - 14th December 2003

Ludlow Festival Civic Reception - 23rd June 2003

Ludlow Festival Civic Reception  - 28th June 2004

Mayor of Ludlow
2001 - 03

Councillor Rose Jones is the elected Mayor of Ludlow for 2001 - 03

Councillor Graham Earney is the elected deputy Mayor of Ludlow for 2002 - 03

The Mayor's charity for 2002/03 is devoted to the creation of the Babies Memorial Area in Henley Road Cemetery, Ludlow

Mayoress
Chaplain
Common Sergeant
Mace Bearer
Town Clerk Ms E Nixon (2001-02)
Town Clerk Mr DS Towers (2002-03)

World Peace Flame - 20th September 2001

Mayor of Ludlow
2000 - 2001

Councillor Richard Phillips is elected Mayor of Ludlow for 2000 - 2001

Councillor Rose Jones is elected Deputy Mayor of Ludlow for 2000 - 2001

The Mayor's Charities for 2000 - 2001 are five local chairites for the disabled

Mayoress Mrs Mandy Phillips
Chaplain Rev Dr B Curnew
Common Sergeant Graham Davies
Mace Bearer Mrs Sharon Grainger
Town Clerk Mrs E Nixon

Mayor of Ludlow
1999 - 2000

Councillor Rose Jones is elected Mayor of Ludlow for 1999 - 2000

Councillor            is elected Deputy Mayor of Ludlow for 1999 - 2000

The Mayor's Charities for 1999 - 2000 are Ludl0w Hospital Maternity Unit and the creation of Babies Memorial Area in Ludlow Cemetery

Mayor of Ludlow
1997 - 1999

Councillor Alan Middleton is elected Mayor of Ludlow for 1997 - 1999

Councillor Rose Jones is elected Deputy Mayor of Ludlow 1997 - 1999

The Mayor's Charity for 1997 - 1998 is the appeal by the Scout and Guides Movement for new premises

The Mayor's Charities for 1998 - 1999 are the appeal by the Scout and Guide Movement for new premises and the Rheumatism and Arthritis Council

Mayoress Councillor Tina Middleton
Chaplain Rev Dr B Curnew
Common Sergeant Graham Davies
Mace Bearer Mrs Sharon Grainger

Mayor of Ludlow
1995 - 1997

Councillor Owen Elias is elected Mayor of Ludlow for 1995 - 1997

Councillor J Morris is elected Mayor of Ludlow for 1995 - 1996

Councillor A Middleton is elected Deputy Mayor for 1996 - 1997

The Mayor's Chairty for 1996 - 1997 is the Nightingale Nursing Fund

Mayoress Mrs Joan Elias
Chaplain Rev. Dr B Curnew
Common Sergeant GW Davies
Mace Bearer Mrs S Grainger
Town Clerk Mrs E Nixon

Royal Welsh Fusiliers March through Ludlow -  26th November 1995

V.J. Day Commemoration and Celebrations - 20th August 1995

Mayor of Ludlow
1994 - 1995

Councillor Mrs Gloria A Miles is elected Mayor of Ludlow for 1994 - 1995

Councillor Mrs M Coxill is elected Deputy Mayor of Ludlow for 1994 - 1995

The Mayor's Charities for 1994 - 1995 are Ludlow Hospital Maternity Unit (£1419) and the Air Ambulance (£1419)

Mayoress Miss Sarah Miles (daughter)
Chaplain Rev Vic Roberts
Common Sergeant G W Davies
Mace Bearer Miss Sharon Coxill
Town Clerk Mrs ES Powell

Mayor of Ludlow
1993 - 1994

Councillor Graham Wilson-Lloyd is elected Mayor of Ludlow for 1993 - 1994

Councillor Mrs G Miles is elected Deputy Mayor of Ludlow for 1993 - 1994

The Mayor's Charity for 1993 - 1994 is DEBRA, a chairyt to aid skin blistered children (£1700)

Mayoress Mrs Lorna Willson-Lloyd
Chaplain Rev J Baulch
Common Sergeant G W Davies
Mace Bearer Mrs Sharon George
Town Clerk Mrs E S Powell

Opening of Ludlow Assembly Rooms

Public Consultation on the proposed Castle Square Enhancement Scheme

Mayor of Ludlow
1992 - 1993

Councillor Miss Jenny Ann Smallman is elected Mayor of Ludlow for 1992 - 1993
who came fourth in the B.B.C.’s Brain of Britain competition

Councillor G Willson-Lloyd is elected Mayor of Ludlow for 1992 - 1993

The Mayor's Charity for 1992 - 1993 is the Ludlow Assembly Rooms Project

Mayoress Mrs A Waite
Chaplain Rev J Baulch
Common Sergeant TNN Price (1959 - 1993)
Mace Bearer G Davies
Town Clerk Mrs E S Powell

Mayor of Ludlow
1991 - 1992

Councillor Alan Middleton is elected Mayor of Ludlow for 1991 - 1992

Councillor J Smallman is elected Deputy Mayor of Ludlow for 1991 - 1992

The Mayor's Charities for 1991 - 1992 would be Ludlow's childrens charities

Mayoress Mandy Middleton (daughter)
Chaplain Rev J Baulch
Common Sergeant THN Price
Mace Bearer G Davies
Town Clerk Mrs E S Higgins

Mayor of Ludlow
1990 - 1991

Councillor Shirley Phillips is elected Mayor of Ludlow for 1990 - 1991

Councillor Alan Middleton is elected Deputy Mayor of Ludlow for 1990 - 1991

Mayoress Mrs V Pimm
Chaplain Rev J Baulch
Common Sergeant W Jeffs (resigned 1991 - 40 years service)
Town Clerk D S Pauli, ACIS

Mayor of Ludlow
1989 - 1990

Councillor John WS Morris is elected Mayor of Ludlow for 1989 - 1990

Councillor Shirley Phillips is elected Deputy Mayor of Ludlow for 1989 - 1990

Mayoress Mrs M Morris
Chaplain - Rev. J Baulch
Common Sergeant W Jeffs
Mace Bearer Norman Price
Town Clerk Mr DS Pauli A.C.I.S.

 

Mayor of Ludlow
1988 - 1989

Councillor David Lloyd is elected Mayor of Ludlow for 1988 - 1989

Councillor JWS Morris is elected Deputy Mayor of Ludlow for 1988 - 1989

David Lloyd
Historian

Mayor of Ludlow
1987 - 1988

Councillor BW Houghton is elected Mayor of Ludlow for 1987 - 1988

Councillor is elected Deputy Mayor of Ludlow for 1987 - 1988

Mayor of Ludlow
1985 - 1987

Councillor Ralph Gill is elected Mayor of Ludlow for 1985 - 1987

Postman

Mayor of Ludlow
1983 - 1985

Councillor Dylis Poole is elected Mayor of Ludlow for 1983 - 1984

Councillor Darrell Reece-Green is elected Deputy Mayor for 1983 - 1984

The Mayor's Charity for 1983 - 1984 was to raise money to provide a lifting attachement for a bus to enable bedridden hospital patients to be taken out in to the countryside

Councillor G Jones is elected Deputy Mayor of Ludlow for 1984 - 1985

Mayoress Nicola Poole (Daughter)
Chaplain Rev David Hewlett
Common Sergeant William Jeffs
Mace Bearer Norman Price

Mayor of Ludlow
1982 - 1983

Councillor Ronald GT Wall is elected Mayor of Ludlow for 1982 - 1983

Councillor Dylis Poole is elected Deputy Mayor for 1982 - 1983

The Mayor's Charity for 1982 - 1983 is the Ludlow Red Cross

Mayor of Ludlow
1981 - 1982

Councillor Dr Martin Speight was elected Mayor of Ludlow for 1981 - 1982

Mayor of Ludlow
1980 - 1981

Councillor R Gill was elected Mayor of Ludlow for 1980 - 1981

Mayor of Ludlow
1979 - 1980

Councillor June Beeching was elected Mayor of Ludlow for 1979 - 1980

Mayor of Ludlow
1978 - 1979

Councillor John Trevor Went was elected Mayor of Ludlow for 1978 - 1979

Mayoress Mrs Gill Mold
Deputy Councillor Mrs Beeching
Chaplain Rev Raymond Morrison Rector of Ludlow
Common Sergeant Mr W Jeffs
Mace Bearer Mr N Price

Mayor of Ludlow
1977 - 1978

Councillor JH Bateman was elected Mayor of Ludlow for 1977 - 1978

Councillor JT Went was elected Deputy Mayor of Ludlow for 1977 - 1978

Mayoress Mrs Bateman
Chaplain Rev Raymond Morrison Rector of Ludlow
Common Sergeant Mr W Jeffs
Mace Bearer Mr N Price

24th May 1978 presented a Jubliee Certificate of Merit to Councillor Hyde
3rd March 1978 - Mayor's Civic Ball, Ludlow Town Hall

Mayor of Ludlow
1975 - 1977

Councillor (AE) Ernest Garner was elected Mayor of Ludlow for 1975 - 1977

Councillo JH Bateman was elected Deputy Mayor of Ludlow for 1975 - 1977

Mayoress Mrs Garner
Chaplain Rev R Morrison
Common Sergeant Mr W Jeffs
Mace Bearer Mr N Price

Mayor of Ludlow
1972 - 1975

Councillor George H Jones was elected Mayor of Ludlow for 1972 - 1975

Deputy Councillor AE Garner

Mayoress Mrs GH Jones

Chaplain Canon RH Baines

Common Sergeant Mr W Jeffs

Mace Bearer Mr N Price

First Mayor of the Town of Ludlow 1974 - 1975

Town Clerk 19th March 1974 Mr RH Green

Allowance 1974 £400

Mayor of Ludlow
1970 - 1972

Councillor William T.Hyde was elected Mayor of Ludlow for 1970 - 72

Deputy Councillor GH Jones

Mayoress Mrs WT Hyde

Chaplain Rector of Ludlow

Common Sergeant Mr W Jeffs

Mace Bearer Mr N Price

Mayor of Ludlow
1968 - 1970

David T.E Lloyd

Deputy Councillor WT Hyde

Mayoress Mrs Lloyd

Chaplain Rev HP Chappell, M.A. D.S.C. V.R.D. R.N.R Rector of Ludlow

Common Sergeant Mr W Jeffs

Mace Bearer Mr N Price

Allowance £150 plus £25 for Royal garden party

Mayor of Ludlow 1965-1968

William J Price - Plumber
Last Mayor of the Borough 1967

William J Price

Mayoress Mrs Price

Deputy Councillor J Davies

Town Clerk Mr RH Green

Chaplain Rev HP Chappell, M.A. D.S.C. V.R.D. R.N.R Rector of Ludlow

Common Sergeant Mr W Jeffs

Mace Bearer Mr N Price

Mayor of Ludlow
1963 - 1965

Gladys M Potter
Awarded Freedom of the Borough

Mayor of Ludlow
1961 - 1963

G.E.Clifford

Mayor of Ludlow
1961

Sidney C Price
Baker

Mayor of Ludlow
1960 - 1961

Reginald C.V Wakeman - Died in office
Member of St John's Ambulance Brigade

Mayor of Ludlow
1959 - 1960

Leonard Holden

Mayor of Ludlow
1957 - 1959

John G Davies

Mayor of Ludlow
1954 - 1957

Sidney C Price
Baker

Mayor of Ludlow
1952 - 1954

James H Machin - Police Superintendant

1949 - 1952
1947 - 1949
1946
1945 - 1946

1943 - 1945
1942 - 1943
1942
1940 - 1942
1939 - 1940
1938 - 1939
1937 - 1938
1936 - 1937
1936
1934 - 1936
1934
1932 - 1934


1930 - 1932
1925 - 1930
1923 - 1925
1921 - 1923

Henry J Little - Inland Revenue
William James Brown
Harry Williams
Thomas B Yarow - Resigned in 1968 presented with a pipe and lighter
Leonard Y Johnson
William J Brown
Violet L Packer - School Teacher
George T Bennett
Violet L Packer - School Teacher
Albert Gatehouse
William J Brown
William S Stephens
Richard Poyner
Thomas J Bryan
Richard Poyner
William Parsonage - Turf Accountant whose horse Forbra won the Grand National in 1932.  
Richard Poyner
John Palmer - Retired School Master
Edward H Rickards
Ernest W Bodenham - Draper

Mayor of Ludlow 1917 - 1921

Edward Sheldon

Landlord of the Phesant Inn (Top of Old Street)
Longest serving Mayor of 6 years

Mayor of Ludlow 1913 - 1917

Samuel H Valentine - Grocer, Broad Street
On Tuesday, August 14th 1914 the Town Crier of Ludlow Richard Morgan paraded the streets in full regalia calling upon our town's people to gather outside the Old Town Hall in Castle Square. The subsequent crowd of some three thousand listened on as the Mayor of Ludlow Councillor Samuel Valentine officially announced the declaration of war from the Town Hall's balcony. The 10.13am train the following day was packed with men heading off to the Kings Shropshire Light Infantry depot in Shrewsbury; the platform was crowded with mothers, wives and children waving farewell.


1911 - 1913
1907 - 1911
1906 - 1907


Ernest T Evans - Draper Shop Keeper
George Woodhouse - Chemist
Ernest W Bodenham - Draper

Mayor of Ludlow 1905 - 1906

Benjamin Weale

Builder and Methodist Preacher
His acceptance of office was conditional that the Corporation and town officials accompanied him to his own place of worship, which was done with uncommon heartiness and unanimity.

1904 - 1905 - Henry Lloyd - Maltster

Mayor of Ludlow 1902 - 1904

Edward Sheldon

Landlord of the Phesant Inn (Top of Old Street)

1901 - 1902
1900 - 1901
1899 - 1900
1898 - 1899
1896 - 1898
1895 - 1896
1893 - 1895

1892 - 1893
1891 - 1892
1889 - 1891
1888 - 1889
1887 - 1888
1886 - 1887
1884 - 1886
1883 - 1884
1882 - 1883

1881 - 1882
1879 - 1881

1878 - 1879
1877 - 1878
1876 - 1877
1875 - 1876
1874 - 1875
1873 - 1874

Thomas Henry Atherden - Banker
William G Chubb - Draper
Robert Marston - Solicitor
Gaius Smith - Grocer
Thomas H Atheden - Bank Manager
William H Marston - Corn Merchant
Thomas Roberts - Director of Clee Hill Granite Company
William C Tyrrell
William T Besell
John Valentine - Grocer 3-5 Broad Street
Henry Lloyd
Thomas Morris
Henry T Weyman
Joe E Brooks
Thomas Sheppard
John Crosse - Founder of the Ludlow Advertiser at 18 King St
John Valentine
Thomas Roberts - Director of Clee Hill Granite Company
Heber Rickards
Ernest J Davies
Heber Rickards
William T Bessill
John Adney
Thomas Sheppard

Mayor of Ludlow 1872-1873

Samuel Watkins

S Watkins

1870 - 1872
1869 - 1870
1868 - 1869
1867 - 1868
1866 - 1867
1865 - 1866
1864 - 1865
1863 - 1864
1862 - 1863
1861 - 1862
1860 - 1861
1858 - 1860
1857 - 1858
1856 - 1857
1855 - 1856
1853 - 1855
1852 - 1853

1851 - 1852
1850 - 1851
1849 - 1850
1848 - 1849
1847 - 1848
1846 - 1847
1845 - 1846
1844 - 1845
1843 - 1844
1842 - 1843
1841 - 1842
1840 - 1841
1839 - 1840
1838 - 1839
1837 - 1838


1835 - 1837

Robert Edwards
Edward Morris
Edmund Bluck
John Griffin
William Whiteman
Francis R Southern
John Harding
Edward Foster
John Southern
George R Anderson
George Cocking
George R Anderson
Edward Foster
Francis R Souther
Samuel Valentine
George R Anderson
Ambrose Grounds - Manager of Ludlow Gas Company
Benjamin Urwick
Richard Marston
Joshua Cooper
Ambrose Grounds
Horatio Russell
Francis Massey
Benjamin Urwick
Henry Whittall
James Baxter
George Anderson
Richard Wakefield
Edward Foster
John Smith
William Harding
John Smith -  Ironmonger at No. 2 King Street (now Barclays Bank)
William Edwards

The Council welcomes any further information on Past Mayors, including photographs.

Please contact reception@ludlow.gov.uk