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2014 Mayor's Day was held on June 21st

Harry Knight in the mayor's chair, smiling and holding the ceremonial sword and chalice
Harry Knight was elected as the Mayor of Ock Street
Votes cast were:
Harry Knight:95 
Roger Cox:67 
Spoilt:2 
TOTAL:164 (11.7% of 1400 cards printed)

The Candidates

There were two candidates this year:

Photo of Roger Cox dressed as the Mayor of Ock Street holding ceremonial sword and chalice
Roger Cox
The reigning mayor since 2007
Photo of Harry Knight in Abingdon Morris Kit playing melodeon
Harry Knight
Abingdon dancer and musician since the 1970's

Guest Sides

Vale Islanders
A group of dancers and musicians who perform English country dances of the Seventeenth Century in the costume of the period. All their dances are taken from “The English Dancing Master” first published by John Playford in 1651.
Armaleggan
Armaleggan is a Border Morris side with added Grrr… Border Morris was traditionally danced in Herefordshire and Shropshire — the counties at the northern end of the Welsh borders.
Grand Union Morris
Grand Union Morris are a mens side based in Denham, Buckinghamshire, who dance Cotswold Traditions (bells, hankies and sticks).
Chanctonbury Ring Morris Men
An all-male side based in central Sussex, dancing in two styles: Cotswold and North West Clog

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