Tony will be Mayor for a second time

Mayor-making at Todmorden Town Hall. New Mayor of Todmorden Steph Booth with deputy mayor Anthony Greenwood, left, and consort Tony Booth, right.
Mayor-making at Todmorden Town Hall. New Mayor of Todmorden Steph Booth with deputy mayor Anthony Greenwood, left, and consort Tony Booth, right.

There will be a sense of deja vu when Todmorden’s new Mayor takes office on Saturday, May 14, at Todmorden Town Hall.

This year’s Deputy Mayor of Todmorden, Coun Tony Greenwood, will take on the role of the town’s civic head at the special Mayor’s Day ceremony - for the second time!

It is 30 years since Mayor-Elect Coun Greenwood, pictured in the Deputy Mayor’s regalia, took the chain of office to become Mayor of Todmorden first time around, in 1986-87.

Coun Greenwood, for many years headteacher at Colden School, was a Todmorden Town Councillor for 26 years, representing Walsden ward, until stepping down in 2007.

After a break he returned to the town council after being elected in Stoodley ward at last year’s elections and now serves on the amenities and general purposes committee.

This time around he will take over the role from Coun Steph Booth at the ceremony, with a reception held in the Town Hall’s ballroom.