SEAFORD TOWN CRIER TAKES ON THE WORLD
July 28 2014.
Seaford’s Town Crier has had a busy summer season so far and he takes on the world at a tournament in Chester in mid-August.
Sussex Day in June was a busy event, with the traditional tongue-in-cheek, but celebratory, Seaford-Sussex Cry with the Mayor at the Martello Tower. Crowborough was the next target where they have the “Sussex Charter” read – an anonymous modern celebration suitable for any town.
That led to a live discussion on BBC2’s Andrew Neil Politics Show about County identity and flags. Peter’s uniform was seen across the nation against the backdrop of the Royal Pavilion.
The Town Crier, as Seaford’s Serjeant at Mace, led the guests into the Mayor’s Civic Service, and gave ‘The Call to Prayer’. That task involves carrying the Mace in front of the Mayor and the principal guest, in this case the Lord Lieutenant. He was also on duty at Seaford’s Armed Forces Day on the Martello Field.
The Rail 150 celebration, marking 150 years of Railway between Brighton and Seaford, gave Peter the chance to ‘cry’ on Seaford, Lewes and Brighton Stations. The Brighton ‘cry’ echoed around the lofty roof trusses and brought everyone to a halt!
A Celebration of Sussex Bells in Alfriston in July was another chance for Seaford’s most distinctive bell to be heard. And now Peter takes on 30 Criers from across the world at the week-long 3-cries Chester World Town Crying Tournament, being held in the historic city of Chester from 18th August.
You can contact Seaford’s Crier on firstname.lastname@example.org