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"Councillors: The Backbone of Local Governance" In the picturesque town of Bridge of Allan, Scotland, councillors gather at The Bridge for a crucial meeting

Background imageCouncillors Collection: The Bridge - Bridge of Allan, Scotland

The Bridge - Bridge of Allan, Scotland
The Bridge - Bridge of Allan - a town in the Stirling council area in Scotland, just north of the city of Stirling. The town lies on the Allan Water, a northern tributary of the River Forth

Background imageCouncillors Collection: The first meeting of the Milner Holland Committee, which is to inquire into the housing

The first meeting of the Milner Holland Committee, which is to inquire into the housing situation in Greater London, took place at the Ministry of Housing and Local Government, Whitehall

Background imageCouncillors Collection: Illuminated address given by the members of the City Council in gratitude for Councillor

Illuminated address given by the members of the City Council in gratitude for Councillor
At a meeting of the Council of the said City held at the Council Chamber in the Town Hall on Monday 9th November 1908 it was unanimously resolved that the best thanks of this Council

Background imageCouncillors Collection: King Alfred (849-99) submitting his laws to the Witan, illustration from

King Alfred (849-99) submitting his laws to the Witan, illustration from
IL251877 King Alfred (849-99) submitting his laws to the Witan, illustration from Lives of Great Men Told by Great Men, edited by Richard Wilson, c.1920s (colour litho) by Bridges

Background imageCouncillors Collection: German pole axe and halberd from the late 15th century

German pole axe and halberd from the late 15th century. Chromolithograph from Hefner-Altenecks Costumes, Artworks and Appliances from the Middle Ages to the 17th Century, Frankfurt, 1889

Background imageCouncillors Collection: Queen Maria II of Portugal and her Cabinet Councillors

Queen Maria II of Portugal and her Cabinet Councillors
Queen Maria II of Portugal (reigned 1826-1828 and 1834-1853) and her Cabinet Councillors Date: mid-19th century

Background imageCouncillors Collection: London County Council meeting, the central representative governing authority

London County Council meeting, the central representative governing authority. Photograph taken during Dr. Collins's term as Chairman. Date: 1901

Background imageCouncillors Collection: The Judgement of Cambyses (oil on panel)

The Judgement of Cambyses (oil on panel)
490280 The Judgement of Cambyses (oil on panel) by Claeissins or Claeissens, Anthuenis (Antoon) (1536-1613); 110.5x122.8 cm; Groeningemuseum, Bruges

Background imageCouncillors Collection: The new Paris municipal council (colour litho)

The new Paris municipal council (colour litho)
2807789 The new Paris municipal council (colour litho) by Damblans, Eugene (1865-1945); Private Collection; (add.info.: The new Paris city council. Members of the newly elected nationalist majority)

Background imageCouncillors Collection: Imperial Federation in Australia-The recent meeting in Melbourne of Reresentatives of the various

Imperial Federation in Australia-The recent meeting in Melbourne of Reresentatives of the various Creator: Unknown
Imperial Federation in Australia-The recent meeting in Melbourne of Reresentatives of the various Colonies, 1890. From " The Graphic. An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper", Volume 41

Background imageCouncillors Collection: Council of Thirty (1545-47), called by Pope Paul III. First period (coloured engraving)

Council of Thirty (1545-47), called by Pope Paul III. First period (coloured engraving)
IND388251 Council of Thirty (1545-47), called by Pope Paul III. First period (coloured engraving) by Italian School, (18th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Concilio de Trento (1545-47)

Background imageCouncillors Collection: Voting at the London County Council; Lord Roseberry counting the show of hands... 1890

Voting at the London County Council; Lord Roseberry counting the show of hands... 1890. Creator: Unknown
Voting at the London County Council; Lord Roseberry counting the show of hands--The " Ayes" have it, 1890

Background imageCouncillors Collection: A Session Of The New City Council Of Milan (colour litho)

A Session Of The New City Council Of Milan (colour litho)
2798279 A Session Of The New City Council Of Milan (colour litho) by Beltrame, Achille (1871-1945); Private Collection; (add.info.: A Session Of The New City Council Of Milan)

Background imageCouncillors Collection: Banquet at San Sebastian (colour litho)

Banquet at San Sebastian (colour litho)
2807783 Banquet at San Sebastian (colour litho) by Tofani, Oswaldo (1849-1915) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Banquet at San Sebastian)

Background imageCouncillors Collection: The Councillors dissolving the Augustine Order of Monks in Zurich (engraving)

The Councillors dissolving the Augustine Order of Monks in Zurich (engraving)
2791080 The Councillors dissolving the Augustine Order of Monks in Zurich (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageCouncillors Collection: The Maharajah Scindiah of Gwalior and his Councillors (engraving)

The Maharajah Scindiah of Gwalior and his Councillors (engraving)
1046529 The Maharajah Scindiah of Gwalior and his Councillors (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Maharajah Scindiah of Gwalior and his Councillors)

Background imageCouncillors Collection: Mary of Burgundy entreating the Sheriffs of Ghent to pardon her Councillors (engraving)

Mary of Burgundy entreating the Sheriffs of Ghent to pardon her Councillors (engraving)
1613484 Mary of Burgundy entreating the Sheriffs of Ghent to pardon her Councillors (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageCouncillors Collection: Lord Mayor, Aldermen and liveryman, from a description of England written during

Lord Mayor, Aldermen and liveryman, from a description of England written during
STC347544 Lord Mayor, Aldermen and liveryman, from a description of England written during Elizabeth Is reign (colour litho) by Heere

Background imageCouncillors Collection: Organigramme showing the organization of government in France in the 16th century

Organigramme showing the organization of government in France in the 16th century
488564 Organigramme showing the organization of government in France in the 16th century, 1579 (woodcut) by French School, (16th century); Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris

Background imageCouncillors Collection: Charles the Bold seated on his Throne and attended by his Barons and Councillors, c

Charles the Bold seated on his Throne and attended by his Barons and Councillors, c
KW441342 Charles the Bold seated on his Throne and attended by his Barons and Councillors, c.1880 (colour litho) by English School

Background imageCouncillors Collection: Henry VII with Empson & Dudley, engraved by Worthington

Henry VII with Empson & Dudley, engraved by Worthington
STC429682 Henry VII with Empson & Dudley, engraved by Worthington, illustration from David Humes The History of England, pub. by R

Background imageCouncillors Collection: Articles of Union being presented to Queen Anne, 1706, illustration from

Articles of Union being presented to Queen Anne, 1706, illustration from
STC373542 Articles of Union being presented to Queen Anne, 1706, illustration from Hutchinsons Story of the British Nation, c.1923 (litho) by Huck

Background imageCouncillors Collection: Calvin addressing the Council for the last time, illustration from

Calvin addressing the Council for the last time, illustration from
621428 Calvin addressing the Council for the last time, illustration from The History of Protestantism by James Aitken Wylie (1808-1890), pub

Background imageCouncillors Collection: Titus Oates before the Privy Council, illustration from Cassell

Titus Oates before the Privy Council, illustration from Cassell
STC393243 Titus Oates before the Privy Council, illustration from Cassells Illustrated History of England (engraving) (sepia photo) by English School

Background imageCouncillors Collection: Hannibal in the Assembly in Carthage (litho)

Hannibal in the Assembly in Carthage (litho)
STC416046 Hannibal in the Assembly in Carthage (litho) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Hannibal (248-183 BC)

Background imageCouncillors Collection: Kirkstall Bridge Reconstruction, opened by Alderman F. M. Lupton, J. P

Kirkstall Bridge Reconstruction, opened by Alderman F. M. Lupton, J. P
LMG403292 Kirkstall Bridge Reconstruction, opened by Alderman F. M. Lupton, J.P. June 28th 1912 (b/w photo) by English Photographer

Background imageCouncillors Collection: Seal of the Town of Saint Omer depicting the aldermen (wax)

Seal of the Town of Saint Omer depicting the aldermen (wax)
ARH174629 Seal of the Town of Saint Omer depicting the aldermen (wax) by French School, (13th century); Centre Historique des Archives Nationales, Paris

Background imageCouncillors Collection: Conference of 18th August, 1604, from James I and VI

Conference of 18th August, 1604, from James I and VI
997126 Conference of 18th August, 1604, from James I and VI, printed by Manzi Joyant & Co. Paris, 1904 (collotype) by Gheeraerts, Marcus

Background imageCouncillors Collection: Henry VII with Empson and Dudley, engraved by A. H. Payne (litho)

Henry VII with Empson and Dudley, engraved by A. H. Payne (litho)
475437 Henry VII with Empson and Dudley, engraved by A.H. Payne (litho) by Smirke, Robert (1752-1845) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Henry VII (1457-1509)

Background imageCouncillors Collection: Benjamin Franklin Appearing before the Privy Council (oil on canvas)

Benjamin Franklin Appearing before the Privy Council (oil on canvas)
HEH372260 Benjamin Franklin Appearing before the Privy Council (oil on canvas) by Schussele, Christian (c.1824-79); 146.1x216.5 cm; Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, San Marino

Background imageCouncillors Collection: The Privy Council of a King, pub. 1815 (hand coloured engraving)

The Privy Council of a King, pub. 1815 (hand coloured engraving)
5902932 The Privy Council of a King, pub. 1815 (hand coloured engraving) by Rowlandson, Thomas (1756-1827); Private Collection; (add.info.: Ferdinand VII)

Background imageCouncillors Collection: A Privy Council at Sea, Councillors arriving alongside His Majestys Yacht 'Victoria

A Privy Council at Sea, Councillors arriving alongside His Majestys Yacht "Victoria
1601456 A Privy Council at Sea, Councillors arriving alongside His Majestys Yacht " Victoria and Albert" at Cowes on 26 July (litho) by Forestier

Background imageCouncillors Collection: The Mayor and leading council members join with veterans

The Mayor and leading council members join with veterans and members of the public in Albert Park. Middlesbrough At the Yorkshire Regiment war memorial

Background imageCouncillors Collection: Councillor Jim Hudson, pictured in the shadow of the Irlam Steel works. 23rd June 1972

Councillor Jim Hudson, pictured in the shadow of the Irlam Steel works. 23rd June 1972

Background imageCouncillors Collection: Perm any 12 from 22 - 'Worse than doing the pools'

Perm any 12 from 22 - "Worse than doing the pools"
Perm any 12 from 22 - " Worse than doing the pools" was the comment from a voter in Haltemprice where electors have up to 12 votes and a choice of 22 candidates. 15th June 1973

Background imageCouncillors Collection: Denis O Neill (left) section engineer for contractors McAlpine

Denis O Neill (left) section engineer for contractors McAlpine, shows members of borough council around the Hill Street Centre development, Middlesbrough, 7th October 1981

Background imageCouncillors Collection: Mayor of Middlesbrough, Councillor Reg Thompson with councillors outside the Town Hall

Mayor of Middlesbrough, Councillor Reg Thompson with councillors outside the Town Hall. 1st April 1968

Background imageCouncillors Collection: An imposing entrance. Members of the Liverpool council and corporation officials plus

An imposing entrance. Members of the Liverpool council and corporation officials plus members of the public, photographed entering Gerard Gardens during a visit organised by the Liverpool housing

Background imageCouncillors Collection: Sir Frederick Stamp, Chairman of the LM+S Railway shakes hands with Mr Fred Davis

Sir Frederick Stamp, Chairman of the LM+S Railway shakes hands with Mr Fred Davis the Engine Driver of the last steam train journey from Birmingham Park. 15th March 1938

Background imageCouncillors Collection: The first meeting of Bootle Borough Council was held last night in the new coCouncil

The first meeting of Bootle Borough Council was held last night in the new coCouncil Chamber. Pictured is the scene at the commencement of business with the Mayor of Bootle (Alderman Simon Mahon)

Background imageCouncillors Collection: Derek Hatton looks on as he is imprisoned in his council office by members of the Black

Derek Hatton looks on as he is imprisoned in his council office by members of the Black Caucus along with Tony Mulhearn and Sam Bond

Background imageCouncillors Collection: Kirklees Mayor and Mayoress Councillor and Mrs Colin Walker give a tour of the town hall

Kirklees Mayor and Mayoress Councillor and Mrs Colin Walker give a tour of the town hall to pupils from Longley School. 8th January 1986

Background imageCouncillors Collection: A group at the opening of the Locarno Ballroom. Left to Right Mr A Fairley

A group at the opening of the Locarno Ballroom. Left to Right Mr A Fairley, joint chairman of Mecca Ltd; the Lord Mayor of Birmingham Alderman Garnet D Boughton; Mr R Hs Crossman

Background imageCouncillors Collection: The Common Council Chamber at Guildhall, 1844. Creator: V. Arnold

The Common Council Chamber at Guildhall, 1844. Creator: V. Arnold
The Common Council Chamber at Guildhall, 1844. All-male meeting of officials of the City of London. The Court of Common Council consists, first, of the Aldermen (including the Lord Mayor)

Background imageCouncillors Collection: Charlemagne and his Advisers (engraving)

Charlemagne and his Advisers (engraving)
1218131 Charlemagne and his Advisers (engraving) by French School; Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France; (add.info.: Charlemagne (742/747/748-814)

Background imageCouncillors Collection: Labour Group, Sheffield City Council, Town Hall, 1926

Labour Group, Sheffield City Council, Town Hall, 1926
Pictured back row (l.to r.)Councillors W.E.Yorke; A.Oates; C.J.Mitchell; W.G.Robinson; F.Thraves; C.W.Gascoigne; J.Hawnt; A.Spencer.second to back row (l.to.r)

Background imageCouncillors Collection: Charles The Bold, Duke Of Burgundy, 1433-1477, Seated On His Throne And Attended By His Barons And

Charles The Bold, Duke Of Burgundy, 1433-1477, Seated On His Throne And Attended By His Barons And Councillors. After A 15Th Century Manuscript, Abridged Chronicles Of Burgundy



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"Councillors: The Backbone of Local Governance" In the picturesque town of Bridge of Allan, Scotland, councillors gather at The Bridge for a crucial meeting. Their mission? To establish the Milner Holland Committee, tasked with delving into housing matters and ensuring better living conditions for their community. Over a century ago, in 1908, Councillor and Mrs Marsh were honored by an illuminated address from the City Council. This heartfelt gesture expressed gratitude for their dedicated service as Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress throughout the previous year. Such recognition highlights the tireless efforts put forth by councillors to improve society. Reflecting on history, we find ourselves transported back to King Alfred's time when he submitted his laws to the Witan council. This illustration reminds us that councils have long played pivotal roles in shaping legislation and governance. Councils transcend borders too. Queen Maria II of Portugal sought counsel from her trusted Cabinet Councillors who aided her in making important decisions for her kingdom. Demonstrating that councils are not confined to one region or era but serve as advisors across nations. Across the English Channel, London County Council convened during Dr. Collins's term as Chairman in 1901. This photograph captures a momentous occasion where representatives came together to govern centrally – showcasing how councils act as unifying forces within larger governing bodies. Stepping further back in time, we encounter German pole axes and halberds from the late 15th century. These weapons symbolize both strength and protection – qualities often associated with councillors who strive to safeguard their communities' interests. Fast forward to Sheffield City Council's Labour Group gathering at Town Hall in 1926; these councillors exemplify collective action towards social progress amidst challenging times. Alderman William Henry Brittain was honored upon his retirement with an illuminated testimonial in 1921 - a testament to his invaluable contributions over years of service. It serves as a reminder that councillors leave lasting legacies through their dedication and commitment.