I found your site when searching the web for an artist by the name of G Arkinstall. I was searching for the name because I recently bought a couple of small watercolour paintings locally ( I live in Cannock), signed by G Arkinstall and dated 1914, and wanted to know a little more about them .
I noticed the name of G Arkinstall quoted as being present at the 1902 council meeting. I know this is a shot in the dark, but it is an unusual name, so I wonder if there might be a connection.
Any information you could supply, or if you could point me in the right direction it would be appreciated.