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…

zombie town crier

Maidenhead Zombie Walk

Being town crier means being open to new ideas and joining in for the benefit of the community. Sometimes this leads me in strange new directions. None more so than last weekend when I was asked to deliver a proclamation for the start of the Maidenhead Zombie Walk. This is the second year of the…

Marlow care home

Town Crier Talks

I usually shout at earache inducing volumes but that wouldn’t have been appropriate at the weekend when I visited the residents of a care home near Marlow. I had been asked to come and give a talk on being the town crier and was slightly apprehensive because this would be my first time delivering a…

Irish state visit parade

Irish State Visit

An historic day as President Michael D Higgins become the first head of state of the Republic of Ireland to make a full state ceremonial visit to the UK. Her majesty Queen Elizabeth II welcomed the President at Windsor on Datchet Road and a full cavalcade drove up to the castle. I was out from…

On the Long Walk

Queen unveils statue

Three announcements made at Windsor town centre urging people to head down to the King’s Road roundabout where Her Majesty would shortly be unveiling the new ‘Windsor Greys’ statue. We then walked down the long walk and joined the crowd to watch the Queen, Prince Phillip and Prince William arrive, welcomed by the Mayor and…

Charity Fundraiser

I was lucky to be asked by the Mayoress to help with the Mayoral Couple’s charity variety gala on┬áMarch 22 at the Desborough Suite in Maidenhead Town Hall. The show comprised lots of local acts performing song, dance and comedy numbers in order to raise money for three local good causes. These were the Maidenhead…