Chris Smirthwaite

Chris Smirthwaite

Some of you may have heard that Chris Smirthwaite was taken ill following the Black Prince Flower Festival in Millbrook on the 6th May and, as a result, had to pull out of the Ilminster competition. Chris was taken into hospital a few days later where he was diagnosed...
Warwick

Warwick

The sun shone and the town criers returned on Saturday 13th April 2024 for a Town Criers competition under the rules of the Ancient and Honourable Guild of Town Criers and organised by Warwick Court Leet. Held in Pageant Gardens, Warwick, 13 town criers from across...
Yeovil

Yeovil

David Recardo hosted his very first Competition as Yeovil’s new Town Crier on Saturday 20 April 2024.  A total of 11 Town Criers from far and wide came to Yeovil to keep up the ancient tradition of crying and compete in the Annual Competition. Each competitor...
Nuneaton & Bedworth Crier Made Freeman

Nuneaton & Bedworth Crier Made Freeman

Last year I was delighted to receive a letter signed by the three M.P.s who represent parts of my borough in which I was congratulated on 36 years as Town Crier to the Borough of Nuneaton and Bedworth. Little did I know that more good things were in store for me. I...
Dorset Legend Retires

Dorset Legend Retires

On the 16th March the Dorset Town Criers gathered to celebrate Dorchester’s Mayor Alistair Chisholm’s retirement from town crying.  Alistair is a multi-British and National Champion and even won the COVID Silent Cry championship based on content. A comedian, a...