He has stepped down from the Loyal Company of Town Criers
but was told if he hadn't done so he would have been "thrown out of the organisation in disgrace".
Sandwell Town Crier
Adrian Holmes, left, receives the award from Newport Town Crier
Peter Taunton, with Mayor Councillor Linda Horton and consort Councillor Roger Horton
Looking the judges in the eye, she took a breath and yelled: "My name is Evie Cloy and I want to be the next town crier
It is thought Maesteg last had a town crier
I always had to have a proper job when I was Lincoln's town crier
, while Liverpool city council made it clear that its new town crier
had to have his own costume - and this is mine.
The start of the festivities was set underway by Shrewsbury town crier
, or bellman, Martin Wood, who stands over 7ft 4inches tall and wears size 16 shoes.
Event organiser David Parkes said: "I feel proud to hold the office of Alcester Town Crier
and, in doing so, play a part in keeping this unique and ancient custom alive.
She claimed I was trying to become town crier
for Weymouth but I have no intention of becoming the town crier
of anywhere else but Dorchester.
VCbet: 5 Albuhera, 6 Dempsey, 8 Cerium, Town Crier
, 10 Armaturk, Bambi de l'Orme, Fundamentalist, Ground Ball, Mister McGoldrick, Oneway, Tikram, Tysou, 14 Saintsaire, 16 bar.
A LOTTERY winner in Brtain has claimed his prize seven weeks late - after a town crier
toured the streets urging people to check their tickets.
Wood said he decided the area needed a town crier
two years ago when he was a tourist in Hollywood.
Wood, a World Champion Town Crier
from England, has been retained by the Hollywood Entertainment District (the 18-block Business Improvement District encompassing Hollywood Boulevard from La Brea to Gower) to act as the official ambassador to Hollywood for the summer, welcoming visitors from near and far.