Richard 'Dick' Warren was a Bollingtonian through and
through and devoted his life to the town and as a Town Councillor
from 1972. He was Mayor in 1992/93.
He was born 8th May 1915 in a cottage in Nancy View. After a very
full life serving his country and his community he died on 22nd
August 2009. In 1952 he married his wife, Alice who survives him,
and they brought up two sons, Richard and Alistair. He and Alice
lived on Bollington Road, Bollington Cross.
His working life was spent at Oak Bank Mill, a cloth printing
mill at the bottom of Shrigley Road, now demolished and replaced
by Hamson Drive. He became a Shop Steward there, supporting his
During WWII he spent time defending the George Cross island of
Malta as a member of an anti-aircraft unit.
Dick supported the Bollington community in many ways in addition
to being a councillor. He was a member of the Senior Citizens
Committee, he was a keen supporter of the Bridgend Centre (the
Drop-in Centre as it was then). He was a governor of Dean Valley
Community Primary School and keen crown green bowler playing for
Bollington Bowling Club.
Dick was very proud of his contribution to Bollington and this
pride is rightly shared by his family. He very much enjoyed his
work in the community. The bicycle was always Dick's first choice
of transport and being seen all around town riding it inevitably
earned him the monica of 'the cycling mayor'!
A funeral service was held on 2nd September 2009 at Macclesfield
Crematorium, followed by a funeral reception at Hollin Hall Hotel,
Dick's wife, Alice Atherton Warren, died at Macclesfield
District General Hospital on 1st June 2016, aged 91 years. A funeral
service was held on 22nd June 2016 at Macclesfield Crematorium.