Lord Mayors Centenary
16th June 2014
This year is the one hundredth year of the title of Hull’s
For a City to have a Lord Mayor is a rare
distinction, one which is shared with only 23 other cities in
England. It was a tribute to Hull’s population, significance as a
port and world renown as a commercial centre that King George V
designated its chief citizen a Lord Mayor on 26 June 1914.
To mark this centenary the History Centre is
putting on display four of the original charters which tell the
story of the titles of Mayor and Lord Mayor. These include the
charter of King Edward
I which founded Hull in 1299, together with the charter of his
grandson King Edward III which granted the title of Mayor in 1331.
We are also displaying the grant by Queen Victoria of the title of
City to Hull in 1897, and the all important document by which the
office of Lord Mayor was created in 1914.
The display will be at the History Centre from
Tuesday 24 June to Friday 11 July.
Hull Mayors since 1331
Details of the
celebrations being held in Hull on Saturday 28th June