TitleAlderman Albert Smith (1892-1968)
AdminHistoryAlbert Smith was born at Attercliffe in 1892, the son of Willie Windle and Sarah Ann Smith (nee Levesley). He was educated at Princess Street Wesleyan and Attercliffe Board schools. In 1912 he married Nellie Jane Granger at Emmanual Church, Attercliffe. After her death in 1931, Albert married again, in 1941 to Annie Cooper. Albert worked for many years for Hadfields Ltd., being based at the East Hecla Works.

In 1920 he joined the Sheffield branch of the British Communist Party. He successfully stood for election as the unemployed candidate for St Phillips Ward in Sheffield in November 1921. By April 1922 he had resigned from the Communist Party and joined the Labour Party. In 1929 he was elected an alderman of the city and in 1962 was granted the City's freedom. He served as Lord Mayor in 1964-1965 and was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1966. He died in March 1968.
DescriptionBA Thesis, 2003

Mayoral photographs and newspaper cuttings, 1964 - 1965.
Date1964 - 2003
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