Here is a photograph of Alderman Peter Ascroft (died 1st May 1917 - this year is the centenary of his death) and his wife Sarah (née Smith) being presented to George V and Queen Mary.
Does anyone have a better quality version of this picture? And does anyone know the exact date of the visit? I think it may have been 1916, part of a morale building exercise during the war.
I once caught a glimpse on TV of a film role of this very scene, but stupidly did not make a note of the programme or channel. Anyhow, film footage exists somewhere.