SEAFORD TOWN CRIER COLLECTS THE TROPHIES
May 16 2016.
Peter White, the Town Crier of Seaford for nearly 40 years, has brought home the silverware again. Peter, appointed to the post in 1977, returned from a weekend in the West Country with two Runner-Up prizes to his name. In the Yeovil Town Council contest he came 2nd in a line-up of 23 Criers for the two best 'Cries'.
At Blandford Forum's Georgian Fayre he carried off the Runner-Up Trophy in the South of England Championship. Having taken 2nd place in 2015, Peter returned home to Seaford with the same prize shield for a second year running. Slightly less glamorous, he was Sussex Champion in 2015, and has held the Essex title since it was last contested in 1994!
Peter has been Seaford's Town Crier since the 1977 Jubilee, and the Serjeant at Mace for Seaford since 2012. In 1982 he was also appointed Stadtausrufer of Twin Town Bönningstedt. His unique uniform made by the Queen's Naval Uniform Maker is a frequent sight in Seaford's Broad Street.
A long-time supporter of the RNLI, Peter is hoping to run a Seahaven Town Crier Contest in aid of the Lifeboats at historic Newhaven Fort on 16th October, involving many of the international Criers attending the National Championship at Hastings the day before. This fund-raising event will be co-supported by Jon Borthwick, Town Crier of Peacehaven and a frequent Herald of Lewes events.
Local Chambers of Commerce, Councils and Businesses are being asked to co-sponsor the event to the tune of £50 each, and two have come forward so far.
Anyone else interested in sponsoring or assisting on the day is asked to contact Peter on firstname.lastname@example.org