Eldon Square War Memorial on St George's Day

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Where: 41 Eldon Square, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1, UK

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When: 23 April 1925

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General view of Eldon Square on St George's Day, 23 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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    • 19/Jul/2016 21:49:00

    Wow, totally unrecognisable compared to how it looks today.

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    Slippy Cundy

    • 20/Jul/2016 05:57:30

    When the new shopping centre was built they erased a lot of history. Sure there were run down parts but to remove parts of the square was unforgiveable. And not a single long leatther coat in sight!

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    • 20/Jul/2016 13:18:07

    Considering the general uniformity of the public and military, the three ladies off to the left on the grass stand out...

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    Andy Millican

    • 03/Feb/2017 20:54:10

    It's a disgrace what they did to those buildings.

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