End of the year
The Mayor of South Tyneside
Unlike most parts of the USA and one or two in England we do not directly elect our Mayors here in South Tyneside. The Borough’s first citizen is elected by the members of the council and serves a term of one year representing the people of the whole borough at numerous functions, he also has the onerous task of chairing meetings of the council. Other than that he has no executive functions, he is the titular figurehead for the people.
Cllr. Alex Donaldson is now coming to the end of his year in office which we hope he enjoyed and found fruitful, he will have met many people and taken on board a lot of new experiences, but in a couple of weeks time his work will be complete and he will make way for the next incumbent.
“Mr. Mayor” is pictured here addressing a large crowd from the steps of the Old Town Hall in South Shields Market Place, the badges on the Mayoral Chain depict the old coat of arms for South Shields.
Converted to black and white and dual toned in Photoshop.
Camera details: Pentax K100D, 450 mm lens, 1/350 second, f5.6, iso 200