TWELVE colourfully-costumed town criers
proved in good voice when Huddersfield hosted the 17th annual Town Crying Championships.
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".
This is given each year to a crier
who has gone the extra mile to help others.
But though he has been the royal town crier
for 25 years, he's still shocked to see his face on newspapers and websites worldwide.
bit but started I felt But when the town staged a competition to belatedly replace the town crier
, not a single adult took part.
It is thought Maesteg last had a town crier
One of North East England's most revered town criers
, Peter Stemmer, was out and about in Sunderland city centre yesterday spreading the word to residents about the unclaimed ticket bought there.
This marks the eighth straight year that Crier
has served as the coach for the Alberta girls team at the national tournament.
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.
The appearance of both types of performer declined after that, with but one bann crier
appearing there in 1536-40.