Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: John Archer — Britain's First Black Mayor

  1. #1
    Location Kensington drone_pilot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007

    Default John Archer — Britain's First Black Mayor

    John Archer was elected as Mayor in radical Battersea in 1913 - the first black man ever to become a Mayor in Britain. Wandsworth Museum opened a small exhibition in October 2005 looking at his life, politics and circle.

    John Richard Archer was born in Liverpool in 1863. His father was from Barbados and worked as a ship’s steward. His mother was Irish. Nothing is known about Archer’s education but as a young man he travelled the world probably spending some time in the West Indies and North America. During this time he met and married Bertha, a black Canadian.

    Archer and his wife settled in Battersea in the 1890s and in 1898 were living at 55 Brynmaer Road, near Battersea Park. By 1908 he had set up a photographic business at 208 Battersea Park Road.

    Untold London read more

    multi multa; nemo omnia novit

  2. #2
    Senior Member ChrisGeorge's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Baltimore, Maryland, USA


    Very interesting. Thanks for posting this, drone_pilot.

    Christopher T. George
    Editor, Ripperologist
    Editor, Loch Raven Review
    Chris on Flickr and on MySpace

Similar Threads

  1. Britain's Somalis
    By Howie in forum Cultures and Communities in Liverpool
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 09-06-2009, 01:25 AM
  2. Robbing Archer-Can we have our money back please
    By SteveFaragher in forum European Capital of Culture 2008
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-17-2009, 09:03 AM

Tags for this Thread


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts