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

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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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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 Maps of Newcastle-under-Lyme
Ordnance Survey, Public Health Act Maps of Newcastle-under-Lyme

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

1870s
High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme
High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme

View of High Street looking towards Penkhull Street with the Guildhall to the right. ...

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

Photograph of Hargreaves, maltster and hop merchant.

1900s
Market Stall, High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Market Stall, High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Thomas Caddy's greengrocers stall pictured adjacent to what was the WH Smith shop ...

1920s
George V and Queen Mary visit Newcastle-under-Lyme, View of High Street
George V and Queen Mary visit Newcastle-under-Lyme, View of High Street

George V and Queen Mary visited Newcastle as part of a visit to north Staffordshire ...

1940s
Church parade down the High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Church parade down the High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Photograph of the Church Parade involving Mayor J. Kelly, Captain Moore of the Royal ...

1950s
High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme
High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme

General view of the High Street looking north towards the Guildhall. The Castle ...

1980s
Removal of the Original Market Cross, High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Removal of the Original Market Cross, High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme

This is the original damaged market cross being removed by crane. The Midland ...

2000s
The Guildhall, Newcastle-under-Lyme
The Guildhall, Newcastle-under-Lyme

This watercolour by Alf Fallows was painted in 2001 and offers a nostalgic view ...

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Source: Brampton Museum and Art Gallery, Newcastle under Lyme

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