I have been investigating good ‘crying’ places for when the livery is finished and my duties can begin in earnest.

Traditionally the market cross was the place where cries would be read out, so in Windsor that means the junction of Castle Street and High Street. The statue of Queen Victoria is pretty much on the exact spot of the old market cross, so somewhere in the area will be best. I think either the top of Peascod Street or in front of Market Cross House should work. Other spots in Windsor to consider include the shopping precinct, and bridge. The covered shopping area of the old central station is great for echoes.

Public cries in Eton are probably best delivered from the junction of High Street and Common Lane (although I am open to suggestions on that one).

In Bray, should a cry be required, the junction of Ferry Road and High Street will be a good spot.

In Maidenhead, the pedestrianised High Street will be absolutely brilliant, with no cars and high flat building frontages I should be able to get some good volume there.

Still not sure where the ideal spot In Ascot is and haven’t even thought about Cookham, Pinkneys Green, Hurley, White Waltham, Waltham St. Lawrence, Shurlock Row, Holyport, Fifield, Oakley Green,Old Windsor, Sunningdale, Sunninghill, Datchet, Wraysbury, Horton and Hythe End.

…Come to think of it, and ashamed as I am to admit it, I don’t think I have ever even been to Hythe End.  I had better fix that with one of my first cries.