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The Lord Mayor of Whitecroft, Gloucestershire.

Lord Mayor of Whitecroft

Back: 1 Merv Morse, 2 Ivon Adams, 3 Roger Hook.
Front 1 Margaret Howells, 2 Geoff Aldridge, 3 Jean Aldridge.
Above: Geoff Aldridge wearing the chain of office of the Lord Mayor of Whitecroft. The chain was made from pennies belonging to Charlie the Shoeblack found after Charlie's death. The pennies were plated at Whitecroft Pin Factory.

Thanks also to Julie Gurney and Carol Herschell.

Lord Mayor 1935

Above: The procession through Whitecroft of the first Lord Mayor in 1935. (Photo from the Gloucester Journal)

The newspaper report dated Sept 21st 1935 says "The village of Whitecroft elected its first 'Lord Mayor' on Saturday".

The first Whitecroft Lord Mayor's Show was orgainsed by the Whitecroft Male Voice Choir at this time nearly 100 strong.

First Lord Mayor

Above: The first "Lord Mayor" of Whitecroft Eddie Ruck at the procession in 1935. With Mr Ruck are his wife and the "Prime Minister" Mr Harry Ruck. (Photo and information from the Gloucester Journal)

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