Hailsham’s new town crier will be delivering his proclamations in the upcoming town’s Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, bedecked in a bespoke, hand-made livery which was delivered to the Town Council offices today [Wednesday 26 May].
Terry Tozer, who was appointed Town Crier in March following the retirement of Geoff Rowe after 12 years in the post, looks forward to assisting the Town Council and its partners to promote important community events, welcome guest dignitaries to the town and introduce an element of pageantry to special occasions. These include the range of events scheduled for the forthcoming bank holiday weekend to mark the Queen’s Jubilee.
The bespoke livery is made from doeskin wool, provided by the same wool mill which supplies the Coldstream Guards with the material for their livery.
“It’s always a pleasure to make liveries – and this one didn’t disappoint,” said livery-maker and current Bognor Regis Town Crier, Jane Smith. The doeskin was a fabulous fabric to work with that always looks stunning.”
“I’m looking forward to welcoming Terry into the world of Town Crying.”
Town Crier Terry Tozer commented: “Oyez…… I am really very proud and honoured to have been chosen to represent Hailsham in carrying on the ancient and very British tradition of town crier and hope to do my very best to serve my community well in all its activities and celebrations. Jumping right in at the deep end next week with the start of Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee festivities. God Save the Queen!”
Town Clerk John Harrison commented: “There are currently over 200 town criers in the UK representing towns and cities, communicating in the oldest method available, by word of mouth. I am pleased that Hailsham is one of these and is able to enhance the image of our market town by having a town crier.”
“Terry was the ideal candidate for the role and. although former Crier Geoff Rowe left big shoes to fill metaphorically, Terry will be carrying out his new role in a brand-new livery of his own thanks to the support of the Town Council – and of course the livery-maker, who has given expert guidance from the outset on what goes where and what is traditional when agreeing the overall design of the uniform.”
Subject to availability, as well as promoting the town’s community events, market and festivities, the town crier can be hired by individuals, groups, schools or commercial ventures for events and official openings, as well as charity events.
If you are interested in hiring the Town Crier to promote your event, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Terry Hall, Communications & Public Information Officer
Hailsham Town Council, Market Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AE
Telephone: 01323 841702 | Email: email@example.com