Part 10 (tape 5 side B): As Lord Mayor, Sir Hugh also chief magistrate and heard the Jim Slater case. Being Lord Mayor like being a sovereign, with State visits and large number of speeches. Always introduced humour and careful to be apolitical. 1973/74 a difficult political time. Sir Hugh moved in to Mansion House and left The Savoy and gave up business responsibilities for one year.
Interview with Sir Hugh Wontner, hotelier and politician, who was managing director of the Savoy hotel group (1941-1979), chairman of the Savoy Theatre (1948-1992) and Lord Mayor of London (1973-74).
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