bbc berkshire sarah walker

Shouting at Auntie

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to be invited to Reading for a chat on BBC Radio Berkshire. It was great fun being in a real studio and I managed not to insult too many friends and relations whilst on air. When delivering proclamations in the street it is all written down…

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Parallel Windsor 2023

One of the very best things about being Town Crier is that you get invited to be a part of some really special events. None more so than on Sunday (02/07/23) when I was honoured to play a small part in Parallel Windsor 2023. I arrived to see a festival of brightly coloured tents by…

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The power of the voice

Town Criers know that not all words are equal. Especially when it comes to belting the words out loudly. Some words can be roared at maximum volume with comparative ease whereas other words are a struggle to project at anywhere near the same volume. I have been wondering why that is, so decided to investigate.…

windsor championships 2018

Oyez the Criers are coming

Oyez, Oyez, Oyez For Immediate Release The Town Criers are Coming to Windsor  On Saturday 20th August  more than 20 Criers will compete in  Windsor town centre for the Platinum Jubilee Trophy. At 11.30am Mayor Christine Bateson will lead a noisy procession of criers from the Guildhall to the lawn beneath the Salisbury Tower on…

Good to be back

After a long long absence it is great to be back on duty. I will be attending this weekend’s Remembrance Event on Sunday (14th November) in Windsor High Street. Hope to see lots of familiar faces. The  outdoor service will be held at the war memorial outside the Parish Church of St John the Baptist. …

windsor championships 2018

Town Crier Championships

On Saturday the 4th August 2018 The Town Crier Championships of the Ancient and Honourable Guild of Town Criers was held in Windsor. After a year of planning the day had finally arrived. I was worried that the heatwave would cause problems for the 40 or so criers from across the UK (and a couple from…

Matt Allwright

A sunny day in Windsor

21st April 2018 was very hot.  The crowds were out in force and I delivered cries either side of the changing of the guard to inform everyone about the cannons being fired at noon to celebrate her majesty’s birthday. In between there was a chance for a quick chat and do a little filming with…