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For crying out loud!

9th Jul, 2012 | Posted by in Blog

Early July, Hull, East Yorkshire – the perfect time and place to celebrate Town Crier Day. You may think this is a strange claim and question its validity, to which I give this simple answer: East Yorkshire is home to Triple World Champion Town Crier Michael Wood, and early July is when Hull University’s students graduate, for which he makes loud and proud declarations.

Today Michael could be found in Paragon Square in the city centre, shouting things like “oyez”, “here ye this” and various words ending in “eth”, complete with tricorn hat, clanging bell and perfectly tweaked tash.

I’m sure that other towns and cities appreciate their own bellmen, but ours is a towering ex-serviceman with the vocal chords of a blue whale; it’s like an episode of Pimp My Town Crier, with Dolby Digital surround and the colour turned up to the max.

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Rich Sutherland

Rich is a copywriter and social media manager who loves writing about random things in his spare time. Between weekly posts for Days of the Year, he can be found on his blog, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Instagram. He also writes short stories within 140 characters on his @tinyweefiction channel. If you see him in the street, make sure to wave (he's 6'4" with glasses, a beard and rockabilly hair - can't miss him).
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