Mock Mayor of Barton Video

When King Charles II returned to the throne in 1660 following the English Civil War, he punished Gloucester for supporting Cromwell by reducing the city boundaries. This left Barton outside the city and not under the control of the Gloucester Mayor. Barton elected a ‘mock mayor’ to poke fun at Gloucester. This tradition has been revived in recent years and the annual parade is led by the real Mayor and Sheriff of Gloucester, plus Mock Mayor, Town Crier, historical characters, marching bands and performers.

Here is the parade in 2013