Image ID: 07914
Courtesy of Nottinghamshire Archives
Newark Town Hall
Newark on Trent
Standing on the Town Hall steps are; (left to right) J H M Greaves (Town Clerk), Councillor J A Markwick (Mayor of Newark), Wynford Vaughan Thomas (BBC Commentator), Margaret Arlen (American TV personality) three unidentified individuals, Vic Appleby and Roma Parlby, from the Newark Advertiser (far right). The photograph was taken on the occasion when the Mayor of Newark on Trent , Councillor J A Markwick, recorded a radio message for broadcast in Newark, New Jersey, USA. Wynford Vayghan Thomas recorded the message for the BBC and Ms Arlen spoke to the Mayor about the History of Newark on Trent. An article appeared in the Newark Advertiser on 30 April 1952, as follows; 'Another contact with Newark's daughter town in the USA was made on Friday when the Mayor of Newark, Councillor J A Markwick, recorded a message to Newark, New Jersey, in the Mayor's Parlour. The recording will be taken back and broadcast by Miss Margaret Allen, an American television star, who spent less than an hour in Newark. The Mayor was introduced to Miss Arlen on the recording by BBC Commentator Wynford Vaughan Thomas. After an informal interview, in which Miss Arlen asked questions about Newark on Trent, its church and its castle, the Mayor sent a message to the Newarks of America'.
Organisation Reference: NCCE001720