Person NameArmitage; George (1900-1987); Councillor and Lord Mayor of Sheffield
EpithetCouncillor and Lord Mayor of Sheffield
ActivityGeorge Armitage was born on 15 October 1900, and is said to have grown up in the ‘East End’ of Sheffield. He left school at 14 to work in the steel industry, before taking employment with Midland Railway aged 17. In 1917, he joined the National Union of Railway Workers, and went on to serve as the Chairman of the Local Departmental Committee at Sheffield Midland Station from 1950 to 1965. He retired as Station Foreman in 1967.

His trade union work led him to be elected as Labour Party councillor for the Manor Ward in 1946. Over the years, he represented the council on a number of different committees over the years including notably Sheffield Area Health Authority. He was awarded the Labour Party Certificate of Merit for outstanding voluntary service 1976 and was appointed as the Lord Mayor of Sheffield in 1979, along side his wife, Eveline Armitage. George Armitage died in April 1987.

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