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April 2014: Nottinghamshire County Council minute book, 1889

User AvatarPosted by Peter Lester at 14/04/2014 16:44:31
Nottinghamshire County Council minute book, 1889

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Nottinghamshire County Council celebrates its 125 anniversary this year.  Formed under the Local Government Act 1888, the county council acquired the administrative functions and role that had been carried out by the local Quarter Sessions courts in the centuries preceding. 

The first meeting took place at the Shire Hall in Nottingham, with 68 men taking up the role of county councillor after being elected that year.  The Chairman, the equivalent of the modern day Leader, was Lord Belper.

This is the minute book for the very first meeting of the council.

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