town crier


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town crier

(formerly) a person employed by a town to make public announcements in the streets
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A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: "We are appealing for witnesses to an unprovoked attack outside the Town Crier pub in Corporation Street, Coventry, that left a 25-year-old man with a severe injury to his jaw on 30 September.
The winner of the contest was Terry Ford, town crier of Otley, with the runner up Adrian Holmes, of Sandwell in the West Midlands, and John Griffiths, of Sleaford, Lincolnshire, in third place.
John Stevens won the British Town Crier Competition in2014 Tim McGuinness
Dressed in full regalia and hoarse from his exploits he said: "Last time a lot of people said I was a fake and it was absolutely ridiculous because town criers came to England in 1066 and the town crier was specifically employed by the king to proclaim births, executions, weddings, whatever, and obviously this was the birth.
His funeral was held at the Masonic Hall in Belleville and the room was filled with town criers in costume, all there to pay their respects to a true gentleman
Church, of Cowley, Oxford, who was town crier for Banbury, Oxford, Thame, Chipping Norton and Wallingford, apologised for his "grave error in judgment".
John, 69, from Alnwick in Northumberland, has won the Loyal Company of Town Criers British Championships in Banbury.
Sandwell's Town Crier has something to shout about after receiving a special award.
MAESTEG has its own town crier after being without one for more than 100 years.
Wrexham's first Street Entertainment Festival kicked off on Thursday with the world's tallest town crier heralding the start.
London, February 6 (ANI): A man from Shrewsbury, England, has been named the world's tallest town crier after standing tall at 7ft 2in.