Ready to descent Ellington Colliery

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When: 22 April 1925

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Ready to descend Ellington Colliery, Northumberland during the visit of His Excellency the Argentine Minister, 22 April 1925 (TWAM ref. DF.GRA/1/2).

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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    Porcy Mane

    • 11/Jul/2016 10:30:40

    If ya wann get a head, get a h.. ... or some spats. And whilst you're at it give all the wimmin a gas detector to carry.

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    Simon Lathlane

    • 11/Jul/2016 15:49:41

    My great-grandfather was one of the sinkers at this colliery his name was Richard Lathlane. Great historical photo thanks for listing it.

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    Old Family Images

    • 18/Jan/2017 20:49:03

    No lack of safety equipment here, should come out as clean as we went in.