Norwich Lord Mayor’s medallion goes under the hammer
- Credit: Archant
A historic City of Norwich Lord Mayor's medallion is to be auctioned in Suffolk next month.
The glittering silver-gilted and enamelled award, which hangs on a strap, was given to Jessie Griffiths in 1969.
Mrs Griffiths was the city's first Tory woman lord mayor, and the fourth woman to hold the post – with the first being Liberal Ethel Colman in 1923, making her the first woman lord mayor in the country.
Speaking at the time of her appointment, Mrs Griffiths said: 'I think women always show a more human approach to problems.
'To be successful councillors they must not try to be masculine, nor yet trade on their femininity.
You may also want to watch:
'Women are capable of doing very tough jobs, that is why I have the greatest respect for the talent of Mrs Barbara Castle [the minister who put through the Equal Pay Act].'
Mrs Griffiths had a successful career at the Ministry of Food, but said she always made time to 'make sure home is a homely place'.
- 1 Person pulled from car as rain lashes region
- 2 Teenager who lost driving licence receives surprise in post
- 3 Seven fire engines called to blaze on housing estate
- 4 ‘It went up like a matchstick’ - Neighbour’s horror at blaze
- 5 Road closed due to accident after car reportedly flips on to its roof
- 6 Fire crews still at scene as investigation launched into house blaze
- 7 Pedestrian suffers life-threatening injuries in A47 crash
- 8 Five cars and a horsebox involved in crash near RAF base
- 9 Family devastated after death of much-loved and well-known horse
- 10 7 of the prettiest streets in Norfolk
'There is never any excuse for always eating out of tins,' she noted.
The medallion is with Lockdales, the auctioneers of Martlesham, near Ipswich.
It will go under the hammer on June 8.
It has catalogue guide price of £60 to £100.