We were greatly saddened to hear the news that Stuart Cave, Town Crier of Portland has passed on.
Our deepest sympathy to Stuart’s family who have have requested a private funeral.
The Guild is sad to hear of the loss of Ken Smith the former crier of Hay on Wye in Brecknockshire in Wales. Details of Ken’s funeral will be announced shortly. Are thoughts are will his wife, Gillian and their family.
Nick Prideaux former Town crier of Bodmin will take place on Wednesday 12th June at St Petrocs Church , Bodmin, Cornwall at 11:30 am Town Criers welcome to attend in full regalia
Cards may be sent to Julie Pearce (Nicks Daughter)
54 Monument Way Bodmin PL31 1NZ
It is with deep sadness that the Guild has to report on another death of one of our former members. Yvonne Chamberlain the former Town Crier of Axbridge has sadly passed away.
The funeral will take place at St Johns Church , Axbridge ,Somerset on Midday (12 pm) Wednesday 5th June 2019
Yvonne attended the local Methodist Church and had requested that her coffin be placed in the Church on the Tuesday Evening 4th June 2019 . Where a book of condolence will be placed for visitors to sign
In her Last Will and Testament Yvonne has requested a Guard of Honour of Town Criers to accompany the Hearse from the Methodist Church to the Parish Church of St Johns in the Market Square (about 200 yards down hill) at approx 11:30 am to form a guard of honour and attend the service
After the service Yvonne body will be transported to Sedgemoor Crematorium (about 20 minuets away ) for cremation and would like the Town Criers to attend if possible as stated in her will
The Wake afterwards will be in Axbridge ,Town Hall
The Town Crier of Axbridge Nigel Scott has arranged for the hall next to the parish Church St Johns to be open from 11am if criers wish to change
Cards have been requested to be sent to the undertakers C.V. Gower ,Funeral Directors , The Square ,Winscombe , Somerset, BS25 1BS
Please contact the Almoner Trevor Heeks to attain numbers of those that wish to attend
It is with sadness that the former , Bodmin Town Crier – Nick Prideaux passed away on the 4th May 2019. Details of his funeral will appear here shortly.
The funeral arrangements for Dennis Capewell. Consort to Peterborough’s Town Crier Pearl Capewell.
Tuesday 19th March at 1230hrs at St Oswald RC Church, 933 Lincoln Rd, Walton, Peterborough, PE4 6AE.
Criers are more welcome to attend in full regalia for a guard of honour outside the church.
Any Crier who wishes to attend please contact the Guild’s Almoner, Trevor Heeks.
The Guild is sadden to hear that the long standing Town Crier of Langton Herring sadly passed away on Christmas Eve 2018. Our thoughts are with her husband Peter and their family. The funeral arrangements for Doris Eastwood have been completed.
The service will take place at St Peters Church, Langton Herring, Weymouth, Dorset on 9th January 2019 at 2.15pm.
There is limited space in the church, but provisions have been made for the service to be heard in the village hall across the road.
If you would like to wear your regalia – it would much be appreciated. Guild Members are asked to liaise with Trevor Heeks (AHGTC Almoner) at 1.45pm.
It is with much sadness we report that Tony Evans, the Crier of Minchinhampton, Nailsworth and Tetbury has lost his wife, Jenny after a long illness. They had been married for 58 years and Jenny was very supportive to Tony, as his consort and to the world of Town Crying. Details of Jenny’s funeral are as follows:
Jenny’s funeral will be held at 1.30pm Friday 14th of December at St George’s Church, Nailsworth GL6 0BP.
Criers and Consorts will be more than welcome to come in full regalia or in non dark clothing.
A private burial will take place afterwards for family and close friends.
There will be a reception for all at the Britannia Inn at Cossack Square after the service.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Tony and his family.