Town Criers are a patriotic bunch. The Ancient and Honourable Guild of Town Criers states that ALL cries shall end with “God save the Queen/King”.
Town criers are also practical people. One of the first bits of advice I was given it “enjoy yourself”. There is no point getting dressed up and shouting at passers by unless you are going to have fun doing it.
Town criers are a friendly bunch. Within hours of being appointed i had had three congratulatory phone calls from criers I had never met, just saying hello and wishing me all the best.
Town criers are funny people. I introduced myself to the local town crier while visiting relatives in the midlands and was told “the secret to being a good Town crier is to remember the ABCs and XYZs of town crying”.
“The ABC is Always Be Confident” he said.
“What is the XYZ then?” I asked
“Check Your Zip”