Mayor of Ock Street 2010

June 19, 2010

Voting
Today the people of Ock Street and the surrounding courts had their chance to elect the Mayor of Ock Street.
Lots of people taking pictures
Normally there are two or three people taking snaps but this year it was as if the Paparazzi had descended on Abingdon.
Man with black face from up north
And the men with the black faces from up north who have completely different traditions were there too – not Morris at all but they enjoyed a dance and a beer.
Feeding The Ox
He could be just having a laugh but you never know. It may be symbolic.
Roger Cox - reelected
Roger Cox was re-elected as the Mayor of Ock Street. Roger at aged 60 defeated Harry Knight aged 59 by just a handful of votes.
Roger carried round
Roger was carried round town as the victor for the forth year running.
Late dancing
The dancing started at about 9:30 AM. It returned finally at 8:30 PM for the last dance before going on to the Abbey Buildings for a meal and some entertainment. I believe they then sing folk songs and show off their other talents.
Sammi Kebab
Another great Abingdon tradition watches on from his Kebab van.

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5 Comments Leave a Comment

  • 1. Isabel  |  June 20, 2010 at 8:08 am

    Marvellous day!!! and it didn’t rain. Better luck next year Harry.

  • 2. the color climax corporation  |  June 20, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    hope there wasn’t a morris dance war.

  • 3. Backstreeter  |  June 20, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    My predictions of the end of the world did not come to pass.

  • 4. Tim  |  June 21, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    Blimey Sami is looking old these days. It’s a hard life slicing elephant legs!!

  • 5. John  |  June 21, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    This is Ewart Hemmings former Mayor of Abingdon and Labour Councillor in South Abingdon

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