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Mayor choosing, Newcastle
A traditional photograph of crowds pictured with the newly chosed Mayor.

In the backgrou...

Mayor choosing procession, Ironmarket, Newcastle
This procession is seen making its way down the Ironmarket towards the Municipal Hall for the May...

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Mayor choosing, Newcastle
Introduction: Mayor choosing, Newcastle

Date: 1908

Description: Mayor choosing happened every Charter Day in Newcastle until about 1932. From the 1860s it became the tradition for people to go to the Market Cross and have their photograph taken with the newly chosen Mayor. Here, Mayor Sidney Myott, can be seen with Councillors, the Police, and local people.



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