Temporary ACC 2021/30 - Records relating to Jessie and Tom Griffiths

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ACC 2021/30


Records relating to Jessie and Tom Griffiths


  • 1940-1970 (Creation)

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2 boxes

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(1901- 1990)

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Biographical history

Married Tom Griffiths, artist and designer. Worked in the Town Clerk's department, 1923-1933. Mayor in 1969. Joined the Ministry of Food in 1939. A Conservative councillor in 1955, being re-elected in 1959. Deputy mayor in 1963, magistrate in 1965, and alderman in 1966. Served various committees including the Museums, Parks, Staff and Wages, Childrens and City committees. Governor of Norwich School, trustee of the Town Close Charities, vice-chairman of the Norwich Consolidated Charities, chairman of trustees of the Anguish Education Grants Committee. Leader of the Conservative party in 1971. Freelance writer under the pen name of Jane Archer.

Archival history

Items held by Kevin Fitzmaurice, deputy Lord Mayor, and his son. Passed onto Phyillda Scrivens while she was writing her book. Then donated to NRO.

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Box 1) Photo albums, memorabilia and visitor book while Jessie was Lord Mayor of Norwich and Sheriff. Also her notes on Norfolk Dialects.

Box 2) Collection of items Tom worked on throughout his life. Letters of thanks from organisations and councils who had commissioned his work.

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Good - fair

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Created on 03/06/2021


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