Wimborne Town Crier Chris Brown, looking splendid and standing tall, took to the streets of Wimborne Town and exercised his right to drive Sheep through it.
Chris was given this great honour, as he is a magnificent ambassador for the Town being very active and putting a great deal of thought into all he does. But sadly alas, due to the pandemic he has not been able to gather his woolly flock and lead them to the far side. That is over the bridge near the Rising Sun, as he has done so ably in the past. So to keep the tradition alive, Chris can be seen driving a single sheep through Wimborne’s very own Model Town to re-enact the event in safety.
The Model Town has seen some major improvements since when I was last there on a school trip over 45 years ago and it is looking very much like the real thing now. Well done to all those involved.
I think you’ll agree, a magnificent picture too, showing the splendour of the old Town with an extra dash of added splendour of Chris in his fine apparel.
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This is something I feel will be of interest to many of our members and readers, because of the Military connection and history involved.
It’ is of course last years launch of Sussex Medal Services by our esteemed member and friend Jon Bartholomew, Hastings Town Crier and former Sergeant in the Corps of Royal Military Police, who motto is “By example shall we lead”, which is very fitting for a Town Crier, especially one who is able to lead, playing the bag-pipes!
“Always a pleasure to be handed a task and transform it into a keep sake
for future generations”
…says the founder and owner of Sussex Medal Services, Jon Bartholomew.
A quick look at Jon’s Facebook page will show you just some of the impressive and interesting examples of the fine work he is doing.
Please take a moment to visit his Sussex Medal Services Facebook Page and take a look for yourself.
It’s a wonderful “little cottage industry” as Jon would put it, being both a hobby and a small venture, but more than that, it’s also important in keeping history and memories alive and giving a lot of joy to the people, who it means so much to. From the feedback he’s received and the pictures, he is following through on his motto and doing a grand job.
Well done Jon! We wish you all the best.
A final word from Jon “Thanks to all my Facebook friends and those beyond for supporting this venture”