First day nerves
A pictorial essay of making a Mayor
As promised here are a few pictures from yesterday’s meeting of South Tyneside District Council (you can click on them all to see larger versions), they show the new Mayor Cllr. Jim Sewell and his wife Rose Marie welcoming members of their family to the event and also Deputy Mayor Cllr. Eileen Leask and her husband Peter.
I am aware too that some readers may never have been inside South Shields Town Hall to see the magnificent craftsmanship that went into creating one of the best public buildings in the north of England, these pictures show the ante room to the council chamber and the interior of the Mayor’s Parlour with their lavish panels of English oak and decorative plaster ceilings.
You will see the new Mayor nervously preparing himself for his first meeting in the chair, his family beginning to arrive and familiarise themselves with the surroundings, the “official” photographer at work, the outgoing Mayoress Alma Piggott receiving a bouquet, the new Mayor relaxing with his wife in the Mayor’s Parlour, and the new Deputy Mayor relaxing after the meeting.
My thanks go to Cllr. Sewell for inviting me along to take these pictures to share with you, and I wish him great success during his year as Mayor of South Tyneside.
If you would like to see a few more “stylish” editions of these pictures, I’ll publishing them in South Shields Daily Pictures over the next week or so.