England & Wales Democracy, devolution and governance

Celebrating local government: top 5 photos from our online photography exhibition


The LGiU is celebrating its thirty year anniversary this year.

We thought one great way of marking this would be an online exhibition of thirty photographs of local government. We wanted to capture the essence of local government – including its past, present and even future. You can view the full gallery here.

Please see below our top 5 photos from the exhibition. With many thanks to all those who contributed.


Civic_Week_crowds_at_opening_of_City_Hall_1938-10-29_George_Plunkett Civic Week crowds at opening of Norwich City Hall, 29th October 1938, Photographer: George Plunkett: www.georgeplunkett.co.uk

ZJAN_0262 Snow plough clearing the streets at dawn in North Yorkshire – Submitted by Amanda Hodgson, Senior Communications Officer


Stockport Children’s street party: VE Day celebration at street party in Councillor Lane, Cheadle, 1945. Submitted by Michelle Hewitt, Stockport Council

Camden citizenship ceremony Ms Waller and the Mayor

Camden Council citizenship ceremony: Johanna Waller is believed to be the oldest person, aged 106, to become a British citizen; October 2013. Submitted by Ros Daniel, Creative services manager

Steve Wilson's picture

Summer in East Herts: this was the winning picture in a photography competition run by East Herts Council. The photograph was taken by Steve Wilson. Submitted by Brian Simmonds, Head of Community Safety and Health Services