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Asquith & Wife at Armstrong Works, Lord Mayor of Newcastle on right
1915 (date created or published later by Bain)
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Photograph shows Margot Asquith (1864-1945) (left) with her husband Lord Asquith (1852-1928) (second from right), accompanying John Fitzgerald, Lord Mayor of Newcastle (right) at Armstrong-Whitmowth & Co. in Elswick, Newcastle upon Tyne. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2012)
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pennylrichardsca (now at ipernity)
HH Asquith: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbert_Henry_Asquith Margot Tennant Asquith: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margot_Asquith Of whom Dorothy Parker said, "The affair between Margot Asquith and Margot Asquith will live as one of the prettiest love stories in all literature."
Armstrong was a Brtitish engineering company: "Headquartered in Elswick, Newcastle upon Tyne, Armstrong Whitworth engaged in the construction of armaments, ships, locomotives, automobiles, and aircraft." From en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armstrong_Whitworth www.williamarmstrong.info/armstrong-200-events describes events associated with the bicentenary of William Armstrong, the company's founder. It appears from bayourenaissanceman.blogspot.com/2012/06/end-of-military-... that the Armstrong Works were closed in June 2012. www.newcastle.gov.uk/your-council/lord-mayor/lord-mayors-... lists the Lord Mayors of Newcastle for this time period.
While fashion standards have certainly lessened since this photo was taken, the Lord Mayor appears to be dressed rather formally and old-fashioned even for the time.
Melinda Young Stuart
Very fashionable costume on Margot! The drape of it is extraordinary--a fine wool, I'd say. Thanks, http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] , for the Wiki link; wonderful backgrounder.
From the photo in gmic.co.uk/index.php/topic/25563-the-royal-northumberland... I'm inclined to think the Lord Mayor pictured here is John Fitzgerald, whose term in office was a year spanning 1914-1915.
Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums
We believe it was 21 April 1915
I agree it's John Fitzgerald in the top hat at right. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Fitzgerald_(brewer) (wikipedia could use more info on Mayor Fitzgerald)
Sir John Fitzgerald was an Irishman who emigrated to Newcastle in the 1880s. He made his fortune in brewing and the hospitality trade, and became Lord Mayor of his adopted city in 1914. The company he founded www.sjf.co.uk/ lives on in the North East of England. He was a driving force behind the creation of the Tyneside Irish Brigade (a unit of the Northumberland Fusiliers, a regiment in the British army). The Tyneside Irish recruited among the Irish communities in the North East of England and advanced the furthest under fire of any British unit on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, suffering horrendous casualties. He has a memorial stained glass window in St Dominic's RC church in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Arden (LOC P&P)
Thanks to all for your comments and information about the people in this image. I agree that Sir John Fitzgerald is the Lord Mayor shown on the right. We willl add more details to the image description when we update.