Chris Brown is the Official Town Crier of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.
A unique role requiring a love of history, a friendly professional manner… and a seriously loud voice.
This role in the Royal Borough is all about delivering proclamations, telling people about upcoming events, warmly welcoming visitors to the borough, accompanying the Mayor and assisting at civic events and charity functions and helping promote the good name of Windsor and Maidenhead.
Congratulations to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth on the 70th anniversary of her reign.
As part of the celebrations for this Platinum Jubilee year Windsor has hosted a number of special events.
At 2.00pm on Thursday 2nd June a special proclamation was read out from the Queen Victoria Statue on the High Street.
Later that evening the cry was repeated before a crowd of approximately 50,000 people at the Castle end of The Long Walk before a beacon was lit and a fireworks display was enjoyed by the crowd.
Town Criers Competition in the town centre on Saturday 20th August.
Her Majesty has kindly allowed a Town Crier competition to be held beneath the Salisbury Tower on the lawn outside the castle wall on Saturday 20th August. This event will feature criers from around the country competing to see who scores best for volume, diction, inflection and clarity. There is no cost to come and watch the event which is suitable for all the family, so please feel free to come along and enjoy the day.
Chris does not charge a fee to charities for attending their events within the Royal Borough.
He has appeared at over 300 events, but if you want the Town Crier to attend your occasion, you do need to ask.
Book Chris for charity events, parades, openings, television, fairs, weddings, corporate events and anything else where you want to get noticed.
As a member of the Ancient and Honourable Guild of Town Criers, Chris fully insured when attending events.
Chris Brown was appointed as the Town Crier for the Royal Borough in 2012 and has assisted at more than 300 events. Although it is an ancient role with a long history, the borough itself only came in to being in 1974 and at that time no crier was appointed. Chris is therefore the borough’s first ever crier.
In addition to traditional ‘cries’ Chris also offers local history talks, and acting as master of ceremonies for both formal and informal events.