Mon 16 Jul 2018
Lichfield hosted a national town crier contest last Saturday (July 7th) attracting participants from all over the country.
Held over two rounds during the morning and afternoon, the criers represented their home towns and cities, whilst Lichfield's award-winning town crier, Ken Knowles kick-started the day as master of ceremonies. The morning round allowed the criers to proclaim about their home cities and towns. The afternoon cry focussed on the Year of the Women.
As local Lichfield estate agents, John German sponsored one of the town criers taking part, who started off his cry with "No Sale, No Fee", an apt replacement of the typical Here Ye, Here Ye (Oyez, Oyez, Oyez!). He was fantastic at spreading the JG message, that we are a team who listen and won't charge sellers a fee unless they move.
Sarah Hill, Sales Director at John German in Lichfield comments "It was a brilliant competition with traditional pomp & ceremony and the added attraction of the youngest town crier in Great Britain, and in fact, the world, Ollie Day, aged nine, representing Kingsbridge in Devon. The Town Criers' Competition is very loud and extremely popular with the tourists. We really enjoy supporting local events in Lichfield, we are so proud of our Cathedral City and the warm friendly welcome people love."
The winner of the competition was Terry Ford from Otley, with runners up Adrian Holmes of Sandwell and Paul Gough of Nuneaton placed second and third.
David Leytham, Mayor of Lichfield thanked John German for the support "Thank you very much for your kind sponsorship of the Town Criers' Competition. It was a great event and fitted really well with the Festival Market, it is always with pleasure to host an event which is good for Lichfield and the community. We were thrilled with the turn out and everyone enjoyed the spectacle which we couldn't possibly do without the support of local businesses and organisations such as yourself."
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