East Riding Town Crier Narrowly Misses The Title Of Champion Crier

East Riding Town Crier Narrowly Misses The Title Of Champion Crier
August 8, 2019

East Riding Town Crier Michael Wood has still got plenty to shout about after narrowly missing the title of Champion Crier at the Loyal Company of Town Criers British Championship in Darlington.

Michael was beaten into second place on the competition podium after losing out on the title by half a point.  However, he was thrilled to be awarded the next two important prizes – Best Dressed Town Crier and Best Ambassador.  These titles are for town crying presentational skills off the podium.

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‘Great News Folks’ Town Crier Regains British Championship Title

'Great News Folks' Town Crier Regains British Championship Title
May 9, 2018

East Riding of Yorkshire’s town crier, Michael Wood, has been crowned as the best in Britain for the fifth time after scooping the title at The Loyal Company of Town Criers (LCTC) British Town Criers’ Championship over the bank holiday weekend.

The event, which coincided with the LCTC’s 25th anniversary celebrations, saw competitors contest in the City of Ely, Cambridgeshire, and perform their ‘home cry’ for which they shout the praises of the areas they represent. Dry facts and numerous dates do not impress the judges, but creative writing does.

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