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
If you would like lunch at £5 per head before the AGM at Newton Abbot on
Sunday 6th September please notify Ken Purchase by 15th August.
Phone 01626 353063
Agenda etc. for the AGM and conference will be available on the day.
There will be no elections this year as there were only enough nominations
to fill the Board vacancies.
This year the Guild’s AGM takes place in Newton Abbott on 6th September following the criers competition the previous day (5th September). Ken Purchase reports that so far only 5 people have confirmed attendance at the AGM which is a definite cause for concern.
Please do contact Ken as a matter of urgency to let him know that you are attending. The AGM is a chance for all criers to raise matters of importance and shape the future direction of the Guild.
With sadness we report that the funeral of Monica Whipp, wife of Saltash town crier Brian Whipp will take place on the 20th May at 1.30pm at the Church of St Nicholas & St Faith in Saltash.
Criers and Escorts are welcome to attend.
Sad news that Shiela, partner of Denis Robinson, the Town Crier of Sandbach has passed away. The funeral at Nantwich Church will be held on Monday 3rd November at 11.00am.
Our thoughts are with the family at this sad time.
Muskoka Escapades of Town Crying Competition
July 24th – 25th, 2015
Ontario Guild of Town Criers Provincial Competition
If any crier would like to attend, please read this information sheet (pdf)
Hi I have organised a food fair for St George's Day on Sutton High Street (SM1 1DU). The winner of Sutton's Best Breakfast competition will also be announced by a celebrity chef on the day. Can you give me a quote for hiring a town crier between 12pm and 3pm? Paula Medeiros T: 01932 593 593
CENTRAL OTAGO’S WORLD TOWN CRIER TOURNAMENT
This will be held on the South Island of New Zealand 24th-30th September 2015 and will be held in conjunction with the Alexandra Blossom Festival, the longest running festival in New Zealand. Applications need to be lodged by 20th March 2015.
If you have not received an application or have any enquiries please contact Central Otago Town Crier-Paddy-Ann Pemberton e:email@example.com.
Paddy Anne is putting in the effort to make this an outstanding and very memorable tournament, I believe all who attend will enjoy an action packed event with loads of fun and adventure.
We received a letter from “Ringing for England” an edited version of which is reproduced below.
April 23rd is an immensely important date in England’s calendar as it is St. George’s Day and is also both the date that William Shakespeare was born and died.
The organisation “Ringing for England” is now in its 5th year and is getting the 44,000 bell ringers to ring out from 200,000 bells from 14,000 churches across the land. It is not
political and, not necessarily religious focused. It is really about anyone, of any age, who is or feels English to go out and be comfortable in celebrating the country’s Patron Saint.
Already signed up are castles, abbeys, minsters, cathedrals,
and many lovely churches. The organisation has contacted the AHGTC in the hope that Criers will join in local events celebrating the day.
For more information visit the Ringing for England website.