William had a piano shop on High Street West, Gateshead.
Elected a Councillor in 1895, he became an Alderman in 1909. He was Mayor for 2 successive terms in 1914 and 1915 and again for 3 successive terms in 1926, 1927 and 1928.
During his last term in office, he climbed to the top of the newly constructed Tyne Bridge – he was 72 at the time! In 1927 he changed political allegiance from the Liberals to the Conservatives. He was made an honorary freeman in 1929. He was also awarded the CBE. He died at his home, Craigielea in 1938 and was interred at Saltwell Cemetery.
William & Annie had 3 children all born in Gateshead.
Mary Jane b1891
William Edward Mandall b1894
Thomas Edwin Mandall b1901