Lord Mayor of Newcastle at the Race Week Festival

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When: 22 June 1937

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Alderman John Grantham, Lord Mayor of Newcastle, grabs a bit to eat at the Race Week Festival, Newcastle upon Tyne, 22 June 1937 (TWAM ref. DF.GRA/5/3).

These images belong to a series of albums documenting John Grantham’s service to the City of Newcastle upon Tyne as its Sheriff 1924-1925 and its Lord Mayor 1936-1937. John Grantham was born in Blyth in 1877 and became a cinema proprietor in Newcastle. He was elected to the City Council in 1912 and became an alderman in 1932. The albums give us an interesting insight into the duties of Lord Mayor and Sheriff as well as a fascinating picture of the times.

2016 is the 800th anniversary of the creation of Newcastle's Mayoralty and Burgesses.

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    optimal chicken

    • 21/Jul/2016 15:41:14

    What's this? So posh people really do eat?!

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    Porcy Mane

    • 21/Jul/2016 16:51:06

    That Micky Rooneys at it again. Small Bloke... big bite. If you want to get ahead, get a funny hat. "Lets gan te the Hoppings an ferget aboot the Gormons re building the Luftwaffe."

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    optimal chicken

    • 21/Jul/2016 16:57:11


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    Northern Dave

    • 22/Jul/2016 19:12:17

    I'm not sure what he's eating, but the lad in the middle is enjoying it isn't he?