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Corporation of Newcastle-under-Lyme, Order Book

This book is the oldest book in the museum archives and details the official minutes of Newcastle-under-Lyme Corporation. The language used in this book is Latin. Latin was considered at the time ...

High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme

This photograph taken in 1962 shows the High Street in Newcastle-under-Lyme before the days of pedestrianisation - as the rows of parked cars prove. The Guildhall stands prominently to the left of the ...

Mayor Choosing Ceremony for Robert Beresford, Market Cross, Newcastle-under-Lyme

The Mayor Choosing ceremony is a tradition in Newcastle-under-Lyme. The newly elected mayor,Robert Beresford, stands proudly in his regalia in front of the market cross. 1929 marked Beresford's third ...

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

The Mayor Choosing Ceremony of 1915 saw Willam V'Alters Summers Gradwell Goodwin elected as Mayor of Newcastle-under-Lyme for the third time. William was Mayor for seven consecutive years from 1913 to ...

Newcastle-under-Lyme Poll Book 1734-1823

Poll books were used to detail who could vote in particular areas to prevent fraud and could also be used to select people for jury duty. During the time period of the poll book less than 10% of the ...

Penkhull Street, heading towards its junction with Stubbs' Gate, Newcastle-under-Lyme

An almost unrecognisable scene compared to today's landscape. At the top-left of the image, you can just about make out the roof of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church on the adjoining London Road. The ...

Portrait of Nathaniel Beard, Mayor of Newcastle-under-Lyme in 1675 and 1682

This portrait by an unknown artist depicts Nathaniel Beard who was Mayor of Newcastle-under-Lyme in 1675 and again in 1682. His grandson,also named Nathaniel Beard, became Mayor of the Borough in 1752. ...

The Old Borough Treasurers , Nelson Place, Newcastle-under-Lyme

This oil painting signed and dated by Jack Clarkson in 1965 depicts the three storey Georgian building that was the Borough Treasurers offices until 1965. The red bricks and arched windows of Jubilee ...

The Rectory, Ironmarket, Newcastle-under-Lyme

In 1698 Sir John Leveson-Gower granted a plot of land at the east end of the Ironmarket in trust for the benefit of the then curate of Newcastle-under-Lyme and his successors. A house and barn were built ...

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