A RESURRECTED Morpeth tradition was given a strong show of support as people queued up to Meet The Mayor.
The event was held in Morpeth Town Hall last Wednesday to give residents and visitors to the town the chance to sit down for a cuppa with its civic head.
And Mayor Phil Taylor was delighted to see so many taking up the open invitation to call in.
“It was great,” he said.
“Right through the afternoon there were people coming in.
“Residents of Morpeth and visitors were there and MP Sir Alan Beith looked in.
“I thoroughly enjoyed it because you get to meet so many different people, members of the public and also people from local organisations.”
The Mayor usually meets guests in the Mayor’s Parlour in the Town Hall, but due to the high number of people attending, the event took place in the larger Corn Exchange.
There was a buffet and music was provided by local pianist Dave Pope.
The annual event was traditionally titled Mayoress at Home, but when Morpeth Town Council first took over the Mayoralty from the outgoing Castle Morpeth Council it did not take place.
However, due to popular demand, last year’s Mayor Ken Brown re-launched the event and as he was a bachelor, with his son acting as escort, there was a name change to suit.
Coun Taylor said: “This is only the second Meet The Mayor we as a town council have organised because we haven’t long had the Mayoralty back, but although our first one only took place last year, I think it is going to be a tradition now.
“People do seem to like it and support it.”