The Mayor kindly gave me permission for a very different kind of town crier duty on the 4th August. from 10.00pm I stood watch at the Corn Exchange beneath the Guildhall, Windsor tending a single candle, lit in remembrance of all those who suffered in the Great War of 1914-1918. For an hour I waited, occasionally joined by curious passers by, or others simply wishing to take a moment to mark the centenary themselves. At 11.00pm precisely I snuffed out the flame as all over the country candles were extinguished in a mass ‘lights out’. There was no bell and no shouting and very few people around, but on reflection I think this was one of my most memorable moments so far as Town Crier.
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