The excitement is building

Spent two hours with Windsor St George Rotarians today raising awareness of their free blood pressure checks. George the friendly dragon was out with us too, and frightened far fewer passers by, than I did. Thankfully most people weren’t scared off by either of us and I got plenty  of enquiries about the timetable for…

Town crier and John Perry, landlord

Why was the Town Crier important?

Or,¬†what can town criers of the past still teach us about marketing today? In days past (that’s a beautifully non-specific phrase) almost every town had a paid crier whose job was to let the people know about important news. The definition of ‘important’ being things they wanted to know as well as things other people…

The Bandstand

Last week I suffered from a bout of tonsillitis. Not the greatest thing for the Town crier. However by the weekend the penicillin was starting to take effect and on Sunday afternoon I went to Windsor’s Alexandra Park to help out as master of ceremonies for the opening of the new bandstand. It was a…

castle crier

Her Majesty the Queen

She didn’t want a big fuss made, but accepted that the milestone of becoming the nations longest serving monarch would be a note able event. I, along with about 150 other Town criers around the country prepared proclamations and at 5.30pm I was met by a small crowd and local press, outside Windsor Castle. The…

mayormaking

Mayormaking 2015

Last night the now former Mayor Richard Kellaway handed over duties to Eileen Quick. I was only needed for a short spell at the start of ceremonies and took the opportunity to get a great group photo with Richard, James Evans the Deputy mayor as well as David and Mark in their new Macebearer’s liveries.…

Town crier outside castle

Spring is sprung again

It’s great to be back! There are few events to come out and shout about in January and February (and to be honest off season break is welcome, but on a sunny spring morning like yesterday’s it was great to be one more in my livery, crying in the streets to raise awareness of the…