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Brentford Councillors - George Arthur Griffith

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Janet McNamara has researched details of the men who served as Brentford Local Board Members and Councillors, see intro page for more details of early local government structure.

George Arthur Griffith

Mr Griffith was top of the poll when he was elected to the Brentford Urban District Council in April 1903. His name is on the dedication stone at the Library (1903) and the Market Extension (1905).

He was nominated by The Ratepayers Association, the Liberal Club and the Free Church Council. He held a well attended public meeting at the Vestry Hall a few days before the poll supported by Councillor Strange of Tunbridge Wells and notices in the local paper advertised ‘ Vote for Griffith the ‘safe’ man’ and ‘Vote for Griffith the progressive candidate’.

In 1903 his address was given as 11, Clifden Road which changed to number 18 in the 1907 directory. In 1907 there is no entry for him.

He was in business at 125/126, High Street as clothiers with his brother, William, who became the first secretary of the Brentford Chamber of Commerce when it was formed in the 1920s.

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Other material

Guy Richardson emailed with a query about the Griffith Bros business in January 2012 and this prompted research, which is included as a separate page. Guy also provided a photo from the 1920s showing use of a Griffith Bros van in one of the Brentford Urban District Councl elections.

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Page published April 2012