Crowds of people flocked to High Wycombe town centre on Saturday as the new mayor was "weighed in" as part of an ancient tradition. 

Former deputy mayor Councillor Sarfaraz Khan Raja took the chains from Cllr Brian Pearce at the mayor making ceremony in Frogmoor on May 12. 

In an ancient tradition that is unique to High Wycombe, residents get to see if politicians and dignitaries have been overindulging during their time in office, as they take a seat on the scales in front of the crowds.

Scroll through the gallery above to view pictures from the day.