Mayor Albert Clarke, Newcastle-under-Lyme

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Date:1997 - 1998 (c.)

Description:Mayor Councillor Albert (Nobby) Clarke stood as Mayor of the Borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme, May 1997-1998.
Arthur Clarke was admitted as an Honorary Alderman in recognition and appreciation of his long and eminent service to the people of the Borough through his duties as a Member of the Borough Council for a total of 16 years between 1990-2006.

Each year a Mayor is elected by Members of the Borough Council at its Annual Meeting, which is held towards the end of May. The Annual Council is referred to as the "Mayor Making" and takes place in the Council Chamber.
The Mayor represents the Borough at Civic functions both locally and nationally and fulfils all the traditional ceremonial functions of the Mayor of this "Loyal and Ancient Borough".
In any year it is usual for the Mayor to attend in the region of 350 engagements.

The role of Mayor in the Borough has a long and important place in the history of Newcastle-under-Lyme.
Newcastle-under-Lyme would have first elected a Mayor in 1251, however we don't have records as to who this would have been.
William son of T Swanile was the first recorded Mayor in 1318.


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1900s
Thomas Caddy's Grocery Shop, Merrial Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Thomas Caddy's Grocery Shop, Merrial Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Photogragh of Thomas Caddy's grocery shop.

1930s
Aerial view of Newcastle-under-Lyme
Aerial view of Newcastle-under-Lyme

This photograph takes in the aerial view of Newcastle-under-Lyme town centre from ...

1960s
Merrial Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Merrial Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme

A South side view of Merrial Street. Boots Herbal Store, Cartwright's and Martins ...

1970s
Mayor George Alfred Poole, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Mayor George Alfred Poole, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Councillor George Alfred Poole stood as Mayor of the Borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme, ...

1990s
Mayor George Cairns, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Mayor George Cairns, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Mayor Councillor George Cairns stood as Mayor of the Borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme, ...

2010s
Mayor Linda Hailstones, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Mayor Linda Hailstones, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Councillor Linda Hailstones stood as Mayor of the Borough of Newcastle-under-Lyme, ...

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Source: Brampton Museum and Art Gallery, Newcastle under Lyme

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