LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN A COUNTRY TOWN: EVERYDAY LIFE IN WOTTON-UNDER-EDGE, GLOUCESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1944
IWM Non Commercial Licence
The media for this item are free to reuse for non-commercial purposes under the IWM Non Commercial Licence. Video, sound and images can be embedded with the code we offer here, and images can also be downloaded.
By downloading any images or embedding any media, you agree to the terms and conditions of the IWM Non Commercial Licence, including your use of the attribution statement specified by IWM. For this item, that is: © IWM (D 22053)
- Catalogue number
- Part of
- Subject period
- Alternative Names
- object category: Photography
A three-quarter-length portrait of Mr L Allen, Town Crier of Wotton-under-Edge, as he stands in his uniform beside the Town Hall with his bell and mace. Mr Allen is a chimneysweep by profession, and was in the Royal Marines. The original caption states that "this uniform, the bell...the mace...and the Town Hall...are the only visible remains of what was once the Borough, Mayor and Corporation and all its adjuncts. The bell he is not allowed to ring in Wartime; the mace is kept locked up in the safe of the Bank. In place of the Mayor and Corporation, Wotton now has a Town Trust in whom are vested certain land and properties including the Town Hall".