COUN Harry Hall, who took office as Mayor of Skegness on Wednesday, with his wife, Elaine, and daughters, Melanie and Mandy (20-year-old twins), Stephanie (14) and Belinda (10) at their home, The Woodlands, Wainfleet Road, Skegness.
Aged 48, Coun Hall has been a Conservative councillor for North Ward since being elected unopposed to the urban council in 1970. He subsequently served as vice-chairman of the Foreshore Committee and Highways and Works Committee.
He was born in Manchester, coming to Skegness in 1940, and was apprenticed to a local builder. After working in Nottingham and Birmingham, he came building manager for an international tea company and is now in business as a builder.
He played for Skegness Town FC for many years when he helped to start it after the war and has been active in cricket, cycling, swimming and athletics.
Coun Hall served in the Forces in Germany. He is a primary school manager. Mrs Hall is a former chairman of the Skegness Conservative Women’s Branch. Stephanie and Bel inda have won prizes for their dancing with the Janice Sutton School of Dance.
The new Deputy Mayor is Coun Ron Scott, of 13 Drake Road, Skegness, an independent representing south ward and a local jeweller. He was chairman of the urban council in 1969-70.