April 28, 2024

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 performed their hometown cry in the first heat. The second heat was a cry of their choice incorporating Wonders of Somerset in the presence of the Mayor, Cllr Andy Kendall.

Yeovil’s Best Crier for 2024 was awarded to Jeremy Holland from Cinderford. 

David Recardo, Yeovil’s Town Crier would like to extend thanks to the Union Street Brasserie and to all the organisers and judges. Their hard work has once again made this a very successful event. The results of the 2024 Yeovil Town Council Town Criers Competition are as follows: 

Best Crier – 1stJeremy HollandCinderford
Best Crier – 2ndJohn CollingwoodBridport
Best Crier – 3rdPaul GoughNuneaton & Bedworth
Best Dressed CrierDavid GreenTorpoint
Best Dressed EscortJan NielsenBromyard and Winslow

Photo Credit: Len Copland