Octocentenary Celebrations, Newcastle-Under-Lyme

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Date:1973

Description:A view of the crowded High Street during the celebrations.

In 1973 Newcastle celebrated its octocentenary, to mark the 800th anniversary of the granting of the charter, which gave Newcastle Borough status. A carnival was held to celebrate the occasion on the last Bank Holiday Monday in May.

The Carnival was so popular that it became an annual event. It was always held on the last Bank Holiday Monday in May and included a procession through the town, charity stalls, fun fair, and many live music performances.


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1890s
Market Place, High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Market Place, High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme

This photograph was taken before 1900, when the trams were introduced to Newcastle, ...

1930s
Market Hall, High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Market Hall, High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme

The covered market hall, seen here on the right was built in 1854, in order to supplement ...

1960s
View of the market on High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme
View of the market on High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme

View of High Street looking south.

1980s
Aerial view of Newcastle-under-Lyme
Aerial view of Newcastle-under-Lyme

The Gas Holder and Smithfield Cattle market, demolished in the mid 1990s, can be ...

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Donor ref:PA 1508 (22/26525)

Source: Brampton Museum and Art Gallery, Newcastle under Lyme

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