Sir Leonard, chair of Newcastle's Freemen
, told a meeting of the Town Moor Joint Working Group this week that the charity's auditors were "starting to ask serious questions" about the money's whereabouts.
's Guild was formed in 1946 with its original objectives to support the Freemen
just after the war.
The village of Hale, which boasts its own Lord Mayor, and the city of Liverpool play host to the Freemen
of England and Wales (FEW).
During the Freemen
siege, CIRG negotiators used both types of TPIs.
Other honorary freemen
have included Nelson Mandela, William Gladstone and Sir Bobby Robson.
Her family are all very proud of her and delighted that women are now accepted as city freemen
Hale village, near Speke, has been given the honour of hosting the Freemen
's annual meeting in 2008.
The Lord Mayor of Coventry, Cllr Ram Lakha, said: "It is unique to Coventry that we have freemen
like Mr King and that is very nice because his skills were learned here in Coventry.
ONE of England's most ancient and cherished cities will admit women as freemen
for the first time in the new year.
The family's relationship with the Freemen
of Newcastle can be traced as far back as 1757, when the triplets' ancestor John was sworn in on April 21.
Honorary clerk to the City of Coventry Freemen
's Guild, Keith Talbot, was at the ceremony.
On top of the seven centuries, it's taken a year of legal wrangles, but today the City of Durham Freemen
can officially give equal rights to females and welcome women into the fold.