Alderman William Hall
Mayor of Gateshead
1929 & 1930

From Pit Boy to Mayor

Low Fell lad William Hall (b 1854 d 1935) went down the pit at the age of 12, later set up his own business, became well off and was twice Mayor of Gateshead, along the way being a Methodist preacher for 50 years and a Justice of the Peace for 20 years