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About High Wycombe

The largest town in Buckinghamshire county, and once famous for its thriving chair making industry, High Wycombe is the only town in the world that weighs its Mayors, which is a tradition held since medieval times.
The Mayor is weighed in public at the beginning and end of their serving year to see if they have gained weight at the taxpayers expense! Although the actual weight of the Mayor is not declared, the Town Crier announces "And no more!" if the Mayor has not put on weight, or "And some more!" if he has.

The main attraction in Wycombe is Hughenden Manor, the home of the former Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli.

Interesting & Historical Facts about High Wycombe

High Wycombe, the largest town in Buckinghamshire, is the only town in the world that weighs its Mayors. It does this to see if they've gained any weight at the taxpayers expense! The weighing of the mayor ceremony has been carried out since 1678, and the town has been using the same weighing apparatus since the 19th century. At the end of the weighing, the town crier shouts either 'And no more!' if the mayor has not gained, or 'And some more!!' if he has put on some, though the actual weight is never announced to the watching public.

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