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town crier

(formerly) a person employed by a town to make public announcements in the streets
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CHESTER-BASED Cheshire Digital Skills Academy has teamed up with the city's town crier to release his new book The Word on The Street.
Now, you see the difference, the Town Criers said money container lost.
Eleven town criers went head-to-head on the Piazza in the town centre as they used their wit and wisdom to impress competition judges.
ALNWICK will be a quieter - and sadder - place following the passing of its legendary championship-winning town crier.
TOWN crier Tony Appleton, who announced the birth of the new princess, said he was told the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge would be "touched" when he asked if could make the proclamation.
A man of many talents, Bruce's interests included acting, writing plays, sculpting, and history, but he is likely best remembered for his activities as a town crier, especially in the Quinte area and London, Ontario.
A TOWN crier has been forced to quit after being exposed as an imposter.
TOWN crier John Stevens has been named the best in the land.
A total of 17 town criers came from all over the country to help Warwick mark its 1,100th year and they took to the rain-soaked streets for a procession through the town.
His fellow town criers voted unanimously to give him this award."
THE search is on for people to join a 50+ "town criers" e-mail NETWORK.
"It's such a great honour" says the father-of-two and grandfather-of-two, adding: "There are about 200 town criers in the country and Liverpool is now the biggest city to have one - London, Manchester and Birmingham don't have them.