Councillor Fred Pickles, J.P.
Term of Office: 1981 - 1982
Mayoress: Mrs Barbara Pickles
Deputy Mayor: Councillor Stanley Dawson
- Born in Dewsbury and attended Wainwright Grammar School.
- Worked as a train driver for British Railways and spent fifty years at David Brown Gears Ltd.
- A committed Christian Whitley Parish Church.
- Elected to the County Borough of Dewsbury Council in 1962 and served continuously until its abolition.
- National organiser for the Association of Councillors and Secretary of the North – East branch since 1969.
- Appointed a Justice of the Peace in 1967 and served as Deputy Chairman of the Dewsbury Bench.
- Served as Chairman of Kirklees Metropolitan District Council in 1976.
- Chairman of the Kirklees Finance Committee, Resources and Dewsbury Partnership.
- Lost his seat on Kirklees Metropolitan Council in 1976 but was re-elected in 1979.
- Elected to the West Yorkshire County Council.
- Branch Secretary of the Associated Society of Steam Locomotive Engineers and Firemen.