Becher Tidd Pratt, Mayor of Newark

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Becher Tidd Pratt, Mayor of Newark

Courtesy of Nottinghamshire Archives

Town Hall
Newark on Trent

Mayor 1877-78, 1885-86, 1886-87, 1896-97 and 1901-2. The mayoral chain of Newark was given in 1887 by Alderman Becher Tidd Pratt to commemorate Queen Victoria's Jubilee and his fifth year as Mayor. A new clock for the parish Church was needed but the cost - 185 pounds - was entirely beyond the capacity of church funds. A public subscription was proposed but found ineffective at raising the required sum. Then in 1897 at the 11th hour support came from a most unexpected but nevertheless welcome quarter when the town mayor Mr Becher Tidd Pratt announced that he personally would pay for a new clock and present it as a gift to the town. Also, the gilded wooden cross, which hangs over the entrance to the choir was erected as a gift from Alderman Tidd Pratt. (information from

Date: 1900

Organisation Reference: NCCE002306


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