The Lord Mayor of Newcastle. Alderman Chapman, and the Mayor of Jarrow, Mrs. Trainor. with her Mayoress, travelled specially from Tyneside to spend 90 minutes with their fellow-Catholic Mayors at a reception on Tuesday evening. at Archbishop's House, Westminster.
Six other Mayors and five Mayoresses from Arundel, Cleethorpes, Dartford, Hampstead. Winchester and Widnes-joined them.
Present. too, were Town Clerks of Exeter, Chingford, Morley (Yorks). and Tottenham, headed by Mr. C. J. Newman, of Exeter, President of the Society of Town Clerks of England and Wales, the chairman of the Crayford U.D.C., and the assistant secretary of the Association of Municipal Corporations.
It was the second annual gathering of the Catholic principal municipal officers.
They were greeted on behalf of Cardinal Griffin by Archbishop Myers. Coadjutor of Westminster.
Royal visits to Lancashire and Yorkshire prevented others from attending.
A count at the reception showed that at present there are three Catholic Lord Mayors, 11 Mayors. I() Town Clerks.