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John Richard Archer

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Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

John Richard Archer

Person  Male  Born 8/6/1863  Died 14/7/1932

Political activist. Born at 3 Blake Street, Liverpool. He travelled the world as a seaman, living in Canada and the USA, before eventually settling in Battersea, where he opened a photographic studio. In1906 he was elected to Battersea Borough Council and became mayor in 1913. Not actually the first black person to reach this position in Britain, that was Allen Minns who became mayor of Thetford, Norfolk in 1904. He died at 46 Ouseley Road, Battersea.

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John Richard Archer

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55361

John Archer - Battersea Park Road

John Richard Archer 1863 - 1932, Mayor of Battersea, 1913 - 1914 (first black...

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66991

John Archer - Brynmaer Road

John Richard Archer, 1863 - 1932, Mayor of Battersea who fought social and ra...

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