ALDERMAN Mrs. M. E. Sutton is the new Mayor and her sister, Miss K. Gallagher. the new Mayoress of South Shields. They are members of St. Gregory's parish,
They attended Mass in state on Sunday at St. Bede's Church and the evening service at St. Gregory's.
Mrs. Sutton is South Shields' second woman Mayor and is a Justice of the Peace.
When the Mayor of Coventry and members of the council went to the annual non-Catholic service. the Catholic councillors, instead of simply staying away as in the past, attended Mass together at St. Osburg's Church.
Fr. W. Basil Griffin, 0.S.B., welcomed the five councillors, and after the Mass, went with them to the Mayor's parlour. There the Mayor, Alderman Gardiner, an Anglican, expressed appreciation of what the Catholics had done.
Councillor S. R. Evans, Winchester's first Catholic Mayor since the Reformation, has been elected an alderman.
Mr. A. J. Claxton, elected at the age of 27, is believed to be the youngest man on the King's Lynn council for 284 years and also the only Catholic ever to have served on the council.
Alderman R. B. Miller. J.P.. president of the Banbury S.V.P. conference and twice Mayor of Banbury, has been re-elected an alderman.