Town criers as we know them today have been making public announcements and proclamations since the 18th century. They make a very distinctive impression on their audience even before they begin talking. Corporations, shops, restaurants, public houses, churches and councils will employ a town crier to add a touch of colour and a momorable impact to their events.
If you are looking to hire a town crier, check with the Town Council in the area. The Town Clerk, Mayor or Chief Executive will know if there is one available.
Otherwise please contact the Guild Secretary, who should be able to put you in touch with a crier in the required vicinity.
We also have a directory of registered Guild town criers by location, available here.