Garret’s collection also includes samples of printed ribbons associated with each of the three candidates (the Ridley ribbon is missing but has left an impression on the paper). As Garret evocatively records, these ribbons were ‘worn about the Hats’ at the election.

‘The Ribbons that were worn about the Hats at The Newcastle Election in 1820’ in 'A Collection of Papers, Speeches, &c. &c. Delivered at the Newcastle Election, 1820. Collected by William Garret' (1820), Newcastle City Library, L324/N536