It is with deep sorrow that we report the loss of Tony Nelson.
He was the Official Town Crier of Sheringham for 29 years before retiring from the role in summer last year.
We will let you know further details soon. Our thoughts are with Tony’s family and friends.
It is with sadness we report the passing of The City of Rochester Town Crier Robin Burfoot.
The funeral will take place on the 20th April at 10.00am
Garden of England Crematorium,
Sheppey Way, Sittingbourne ME9 8GZ
Robin will be buried in his livery with hat and bell placed on the coffin for the funeral.
The calendar of town crier competitions is now available to view on the AHGTC website
Electronic communication is self evidently not as effective as shouting in the high street whist wearing a feathered tricorn. Anybody who disagrees with the preceding may leave this website at once, thank you.
Nonetheless, it has been generally agreed by wiser heads than ours that there might be something to be said for modern communication technologies and that this digital malarky may well have its place. To that end the Guild now has its very own twitter feed.
Follow us to find out about Guild events, competitions, comings and goings, the promotion of prestigious public pronouncements and all things ‘crierish’.
Twitter… It may even catch on.
To all members of the Guild.
Nominations are requested for the following Board positions:
3 Three Ordinary Board members.
Nomination forms are available from the Secretary at:
For the third time in a row, Ken Knowles has won the Town Crier Competition at Haslemere and taken the Tennyson Trophy home to Lichfield.
The competition, which is held every two years attracted criers from afar as Cheshire, Devon and Wales who competed over two rounds of proclamations which were judged for volume, clarity, diction and inflection.
Ken (in red but without his hat in the middle of the picture) was delighted to have won and gave fulsome praise to the host crier Christian Ashdown (centre wearing top hat) for putting on what all agreed was an excellent and enjoyable competition.
It is with great sadness we learn that Derek Jackson former Tetbury Town Crier has passed away. His funeral is 11.30am on Thursday 25th February 2016 at West Wiltshire Crematiorium, Semington, BA14 6HL. His Daughter Gillian Miller has let us know that it would be lovely if some Guild members could attend in full regalia - please let Gillian know if you will be attending on 07771 983176.
Clevedon, North Somerset is searching for its new Town Crier,
Saturday the 12th of September in Queen’s Square. Starting 11.30am
They are also looking for local criers to help promote the event. Please contact Jo Lawrence