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town crier

(formerly) a person employed by a town to make public announcements in the streets
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With her thunderous tones and traditional dress, the retired deputy head teacher has beaten off hopefuls from across the country to be crowned Champion Crier.
Being an official town crier already costs Reg as much as pounds 1,000 of his own money every year.
He has been a town crier since 1945 and has travelled all over the world.
Wood said he decided the area needed a town crier two years ago when he was a tourist in Hollywood.
I'm the only town crier in Scotland, so that makes it more important that I get somewhere to represent and enter it.
They have shared operational responsibility for the entire group, which includes the Middlesex News, Dedham Daily Transcript, Waltham News Tribune, The Arlington Advocate, Belmont Citizen-Herald, Needham Chronicle, The Newton Graphic, Parkway Transcript, Sudbury Town Crier, Wayland-Weston Town Crier, The Watertown Sun, Wellesley Townsman, West Roxbury Transcript and The Winchester Star.
The Court TV special, "The Skakel Jury Speaks with Dominick Dunne and Catherine Crier," will air on Tuesday, June 11 at 9:30 p.
Huddersfield Town Crier Vic Watson, from Dalton, said: "It's great fun and certainly something different there isn't enough fun in our town centre.
The competition was organised and hosted by Alcester's very own Town Crier David Parkes, who said: "This traditional Easter event has been going on in the town for over 40 years.
The resident crier for the Welsh Highland Railway beat 16 others from around the country - including two former champions - to win the prestigious national title.
And the rare chance to take on the role is up for grabs following the announcement that existing town crier, Lonza Atkin, is to hang up his regalia after almost 15 years if a suitable replacement can be found.
The North East will be represented by a crier from Chester-le-Street while Alnwick's John Stevens, a previous champion, is host crier and compere.