A great bloke

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Over the years I’ve chewed the cud with many of Sheffield’s First Citizens and what’s impressed me is the hard work, carried out with a smile and Sheffield down-to-earthness, regardless of party (just like HM, only she ain’t from Sheffield, t’owd lass).

The current Lord Mayor, Alan Laws JP, must have thought I’ve been stalking him, from Shirecliffe to the New Barrack Tavern,.

Whether sitting in public art chairs at Wincobank or DJ-ing, he’s done it. I recently met him in his parlour to sort the placement there of an image of Sheffield Castle.

How can you not admire a man who says he’s ‘knackered’ and calls you ‘mate’?

A great bloke and Sheffielder. I’m sure I’m not the only one that’s said that.

Ron Clayton, S6