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Tributes as ex-Mayor dies at 83

By Black Country Bugle  |  Posted: December 24, 2013

Councillor Cyril Woodhall

Councillor Cyril Woodhall

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A RENOWNED Honorary Alderman and former Mayor of Dudley with a political career spanning more than 30 years has died.

Tributes have been pouring in for former Dudley Councillor Cyril Woodhall who passed away aged 83.

Mr Woodhall was Mayor of the borough in 1990 and was awarded the title Honorary Alderman of the borough for his outstanding services to Dudley in 2006.

He was also awarded the MBE in 2007 for services to local government. Mr Woodhall died on Friday, December 6.

Councillor David Sparks, leader of the council, said: "Cyril was a Labour stalwart having devoted his life to his trade union and the party."

Mr Woodhall was first elected to the council in 1973 and was one of the founder members of the St Thomas's Network.

The former Castle and Priory and then St Thomas's ward councillor also Mayor from 1990 to 1991. He also served as deputy leader of the council.

Councillor Alan Finch, Mayor of Dudley, said: "As a councillor and Mayor Cyril served this borough and its people extremely well and leaves a very proud history for us all."

A funeral for Mr Woodhall will take place at St Thomas's Church, Dudley, today (Thursday December 19) from 1.45pm.

The funeral procession will also drive past the Council House, Dudley, for people to pay their respects at 2.20pm.

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