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
R L Bodley and Sons - Wine and Spirit Shop, High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme
R L Bodley and Sons - Wine and Spirit Shop, High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme

R.L. Bodley and Son's wines and spirits shop was located on the High Street. This ...

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
Laura Ashley's, High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Laura Ashley's, High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Watercolour by Alston Emery in 1991 showing the frontage of the Laura Ashley shop, ...

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Source: Brampton Museum and Art Gallery, Newcastle under Lyme

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