Municipal Matters

Since its birth in the 13th century, Heywood had always been a part of Bury until, after a century of rapid growth and industrialisation, Heywood finally became its own town in 1881, with a council, mayor and town hall. However, national political changes in 1974 saw Heywood become part of the Rochdale borough:

Link to 'Heywood becomes a town'
After centuries of being a part of Bury, Heywood became a municipal borough in 1881, a status it held until 1974.

Link to a list of Heywood's MPs and mayors
A list of Heywood's MPs and mayors over the years.

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