Ernest Edward Mount

As Mayor of Mitcham, 1953/4. Clip from Merton Memories photo reference Mit_People_97-1

From the Mitcham News & Mercury, 14th December, 1962, page 1:

Death of Former Mayor

A former Mayor of Mitcham, Coun. Ernest E. Mount, Glebe Square, died on Saturday from coronary thrombosis.

The funeral service was at Mitcham Parish Church yesterday (Thursday) morning.

Coun. Mount, who was 64, was a long-standing member of the council. He had served as a Labour Party member for nearly 20 years and was at present chairman of the Civil Defence Committee. He was Mayor of Mitcham in 1953-54.

At the Town Hall on Monday morning, Mitcham’s Civil Defence officer, Mr R. Allen, paid tribute to Coun. Mount. He said: “He had a lot of friends within the corps and was very respected.

“I shall personally miss him; he has been a great help to me. He was always prepared to stand up for us in the council chamber.”

Among his wide and varied interests he was connected with 1st Mitcham Scout Group, Mitcham Operatic Society, a member of Oddfellow’s and chairman of Glebeland’s Old People’s Home, Love Lane.

Since the news of his death many local councillors and people from Colliers Wood, the Ward Coun. Mount represented, have visited or sent letters and telegrams of sympathy to Mrs Mount.

He lived at 1, Glebe Square and left £1,766 in his will (from Ancestry).

Coronation Celebrations on 6th June 1953. Mayor Mount inspects cadets from TS Benbow.

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