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Old 13-09-2018, 13:38   #1
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family picture - who is this man ???

I have a family picture here probably taken 1920 - 1930 by Moffitt art studio Accrington?

My wife's Gran held this photo dearly and it could have been her father/ step father/ guardian but alas we do not know the name of the man pictured or get to know who her parents were

Does anyone from Accrington recognise this man please ?

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Old 22-09-2018, 11:43   #2
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Re: family picture - who is this man ???

Was he the mayor? Or a mason or something?
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Old 22-09-2018, 12:28   #3
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Was he the mayor? Or a mason or something?

I believe it could be Alderman Rawson the Mayor of Accrington partner of the men's outfitting Smith & Rawson which was next to the Midland Bank
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Old 22-09-2018, 12:46   #4
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I believe it could be Alderman Rawson the Mayor of Accrington partner of the men's outfitting Smith & Rawson which was next to the Midland Bank
Sorry, Alderman Rawson was later than that, Try Alderman Constantine.
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Old 23-09-2018, 08:16   #5
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Sorry, Alderman Rawson was later than that, Try Alderman Constantine.

Richard Ingram Constantine
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Old 23-09-2018, 09:09   #6
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https://www.hyndburnbc.gov.uk/the-mayors-office/7/ list them and their dates of office.

So you have a choice of:
1919 – 1920 : David Walton Muffit
1920 – 1922: James Waddington
1922 – 1923 : Edward Woolley
1922 – July 1925: Frederick Lord. Died in Office, July 1925
July 1925 – 1927 : Charles Wilkinson
1927 – 1928 : T E Higham
1928 – Feb 1930 : Richard Watson. Died in office, Feb 1930
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Old 23-09-2018, 10:19   #7
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Richard Ingram Constantine was in Mayoral office from 1931-1933.
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Old 23-09-2018, 13:55   #8
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In the Accrington Jubilee Souvenir book there is a photo of the town council in 1928 and the the image of R. I. Constantine doesn't resemble the gentleman in the photo in question. The only man who resembles the photo is Ald. A. S. Bury sorry if I have mudded the waters more.
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Old 23-09-2018, 14:34   #9
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Thank you for all your kind help members

Can I see a picture of Ald A.S. Bury please

What does Ald stand for ?
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Old 23-09-2018, 14:36   #10
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The Maiden name of my deceased relation is Boardman , but please note this man may certainly not have the same name ??
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Old 23-09-2018, 14:37   #11
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Thank you for all your kind help members

Can I see a picture of Ald A.S. Bury please

What does Ald stand for ?
And stands for Alderman.
An alderman is next in status to the Mayor.
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Old 23-09-2018, 14:47   #12
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Thanks Margaret x
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Old 23-09-2018, 14:49   #13
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You are welcome.
I have been looking for pictures of the two aldermen....R I Constantine...and AS Bury....but I cannot find any pictures.
Maybe they are just in the Jubilee book.
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Old 23-09-2018, 16:50   #14
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I would have expected that a formal mayoral portrait would be taken wearing civic robes. The drop on the end of the chain looks rather small. I wonder if he is chairman of one of the UDCs which surrounded Accrington borough.
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Old 23-09-2018, 17:17   #15
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I'll try and scan the photo for you but it will be tomorrow. If I remember correctly there was a thread about the Bury family on Accy Web but it was several years ago.
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