Election announcement 1904

1900s

The election for councillors to the Urban District Council of Stourbridge by the electorate of Wollaston resulted in the election of H. Neild Collis and Arthur T. Spiers.  This acknowledgement was published in the local paper, the County Express, on 2nd April 1904.  Arthur Spiers was the headmaster of the Boys’ School and found time to attend 17 council meetings during his first year as councillor, had served on four committees and had missed only one of the 62 committee meetings to which he had been summoned.
When he got into financial difficulties and wrote for help from William Henry Foster, the reply criticised his involvement in council affairs and hinted that he should not have become involved in activities other than his work as headmaster.

photo credit: Janet Byard-Jones

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