The Mayor of Rochdale Portraits
The Mayor of Rochdale asked for a portrait commission and had the fortune of providing the photography for the Mayor of Rochdale, Mr Alan Godson, in his chambers at the Rochdale town hall in the heart of East Lancashire. Rochdale has become quite eclectic over the years but it still has a proud tradition of providing a Mayor with ceremonial dress and chains. This particular chain is from Middleton, which is now in the Borough of Rochdale.
The Mayor of Rochdale is elected for a term of one year at the annual council meeting in May and is the first citizen of the borough and always has precedence in the borough unless royalty or the Lord Lieutenant is present.
This year Councillor Alan Godson, supported by the Mayoress, Ms Gillian Brown, will be raising funds for Middleton Heartline, Springhill Hospice, MAD Theatre Company and Demesne Digital Mammography fund.
To help raise funds towards his chosen charities this year The Mayor of Rocdale, Councillor Alan Godson has been set a challenge! The challenge is to get Coronation Street to write a line into their script which says
“Who do you think you are the Mayor of Rochdale”!
Councillor Godson says “I am asking you to sponsor me in doing this and if I am successful all the money you kindly donate will go to my charities. It’s a difficult challenge but with your encouragement I will try to deliver it. We can all hopefully (fingers crossed) laugh out loud when the episode is aired. Laughter is something I am passionate about we all need a good chuckle now and then. So please get behind this, tell all your friends and family and together we will try to get this written into the script.”
Please download a sponsor form and show your support for four amazingly worthwhile local charities, your generosity goes a long way to help them help so many people and is greatly appreciated.
Donations can be made direct to
The Mayor’s Office
Telephone: 01706 924668
Registered Charity Number 1043910
Mayor’s Charity Ball 2012
This year the Mayor’s Charity Ball will be held on Friday 10th February 2012, in the Great Hall, Rochdale Town Hall. Tickets are £35.00 each. Dress code is lounge suit, and the music will be provided by Johnny Sax. This is proving to be a very popular theme and we anticipate a sell-out.
If you wish to attend the ball please contact Michelle on 01706 924668 in the next few days to secure numbers or alternatively download a ticket application form and return it to the Mayor’s Office as soon as possible.
Please contact the Mayor’s Officer to find out more about the Mayoralty or for any other civic or ceremonial information.
Rochdale is famous for quite few things no more so than the birthplace of the Co-Operative known originally as The Rochdale Society of Equitable Pioneers way back in 1844.
A few famous folk to mention would include, Gracie Fields, there is even a Gracie Fields Theatre in the town, Bill Oddie, Anna Friel, John Virgo and Lisa Stansfield was brought up in the town.
Mayoress sitting is Ms Gillian Brown.