Sheriff on his horse at the Hoppings

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View of John Grantham, Sheriff of Newcastle at the Town Moor Temperance Festival (Hoppings), 26 June 1925 (TWAM ref. DF.GRA/1/3). He and Mrs Grantham were involved with a special fundraising day at the Festival in support of the Royal Victoria Infirmary.

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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    • 02/Jul/2016 13:04:35

    His Honour looks like he can't wait to get back to his office and have a good stiff drink.

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    Porcy Mane

    • 03/Jul/2016 11:56:25

    His Honour looks like Mickey Rooney and is about to punch the photographers lights oot.

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    Old Family Images

    • 18/Jan/2017 23:42:43

    His honour looks um excuse me, but pissed off.

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    Porcy Mane

    • 19/Jan/2017 02:44:24

    Maybe that's not his Honours wife? His chains of office seems to be weighing very heavily on his meat & two veg..