November 24, 2023

Congratulations to the carnival, it was superb as usual!

The weather was reasonably kind to us and it stayed dry for the town crier competition. This went well with fourteen taking part, slightly fewer than usual as it was 11th of the 11th. The results are:

1st Jackie Edwards – Kingsteignton

2nd John Pitt – Plymouth

3rd David Turner – Tavistock

Best dressed crier was David Green – Torbay

Best dressed couple Philip & Rose Northcott – Penzance

Best dressed consort Liz Ellis – Dartmouth

Huge thank you to the Tally Ho for lunch, The George for teas, coffees and cakes, and of course the judges Jane the potter who made the little bells, Josie Lloyd, Andy Cox and Katie Dodds. Without their help this would not happen!! Bryony Herod Taylor who takes the most brilliant photos, we are so lucky. Scott Wheeler was a star putting out all the chairs and trophy’s for me!

The Junior Town Criers were fantastic, young Harry Lewis delivering his cry which he wrote himself very well. I look forward to hearing him when his voice breaks. Not forgetting young Freya Simmons from school, she was marvellous and really listened to me. She has been invited to attend Ilminster with Harry next May. If you would like any pictures from the Town Crier  Competition please contact Bryony on [email protected].