The Mock Mayor, of Newcastle-under-Lyme by Robert William Buss

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Date:1844

Description:The Mock Mayor by Robert William Buss (1804-1875), oil on canvas,1844.

Scene on the market cross when the townsfolk of Newcastle-under-Lyme held their own election of a 'mock' mayor in parody of the formal election among the councillors. The painting was bequeathed to Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council by Joseph Mayer in 1882.


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1830s
Cartoon study for the 'Mock Mayor' of Newcastle-under-Lyme
Cartoon study for the 'Mock Mayor' of Newcastle-under-Lyme

Oil on board depicting cartoon detail of images that were considered by the artist ...

1850s
Ordnance Survey, Public Health Act Map of Newcastle-under-Lyme – Sheet 5
Ordnance Survey, Public Health Act Map of Newcastle-under-Lyme – Sheet 5

These maps were surveyed in 1851 by the Ordnance Survey Department in accordance ...

1870s
Guildhall, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Guildhall, Newcastle-under-Lyme

A view of the High Street looking north. In the background to the right of the ...

1890s
Hargreaves,  High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Hargreaves, High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Photograph of Hargreaves, maltster and hop merchant.

1900s
Mayor Choosing Ceremony, Market Cross, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Mayor Choosing Ceremony, Market Cross, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Mayor choosing happened every Charter Day in Newcastle until about 1932. From the ...

1920s
High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme
High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme

The tram lines visible in the centre of this photograph give the date of pre 1928, ...

1950s
Mayor Choosing Ceremony for Edward Bond, Market Cross, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Mayor Choosing Ceremony for Edward Bond, Market Cross, Newcastle-under-Lyme

The Mayor Choosing ceremony is a tradition in Newcastle-under-Lyme. The newly ...

1970s
Newcastle market, High street, Newcastle
Newcastle market, High street, Newcastle

The market at Newcastle can be traced back to 1172. Originally the market was held ...

1990s
Guildhall and Market, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Guildhall and Market, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Watercolour signed by Alf Fallows and dated 1995 depicting the Guildhall clock and ...

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Source: Brampton Museum and Art Gallery, Newcastle under Lyme

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