My experience as a Town Crier (since 1998) has led me to officiate at many civic, charitable and celebratory events across Dorset and as far as the metropolis of London! I am a member of both the professional organisations committed to upholding our standards, The Loyal Company of Town Criers and The Ancient and Honourable Guild of Town Criers, of which I was Guild Champion in 2007. As a member of these highly respected bodies it is my pleasure and your reassurance, that I commit to adhere to the traditions, standards and conduct laid down by them.
I can offer you a number of services to make your wedding day that extra bit special and unusual. As MASTER OF CEREMONIES for the day one of the things I can offer is a unique and special public cry announcing the wedding celebrations delivered to your specifications. I can announce the arrival of your guests, call for Order and attention for the speeches (the penning of which I can also assist with) of the day and act as your Aide in all matters with commitment and attention to your every need.
Another service of which I have over forty years experience is that of providing recorded or live entertainment for your party. I have been, what I am reliably informed a “D.J.”, playing pre-recorded discs of music and song with the purpose of dance and capers! I am also well placed in the music industry to be able to advise and book for you a variety of talented live performers to suit all tastes and desires.
A further and thoroughly unique service is the provision of an Escort provided by the Wimborne Militia in 17th Century attire, arrangements to suit. This could include a volley of musket fire at an agreed time to ward off evil intent, spirits and humours from this cherished couple’s long and happy life together.
I am also happy to advise and arrange professional photographers, film recording, venues and caterers so please utilise my experience to ensure you hire only the best! We look forward to blessing your event and hearing from you.
Wimborne’s town crier, Chris Brown, was judged champion in the Ancient and Honourable Guild of Town Criers competition in Trowbridge.
Chris Brown is the town crier for Wimborne and has been for many years now. Chris was judged champion in the Ancient and Honourable Guild of Town Criers competition in Trowbridge 2007.
The competition is second only to the national championship held every year in which he has come fifth in the past. Chris was delighted to win the major competition and in doing so spread the word that Wimborne is a delightful town to live in and visit.
Along with this award he received his first win for best dressed town crier. Chris’s current costume reflects the Dorset colours, red, white and gold which is a design feature he likes to maintain for all of his costumes.
The presentation was made by Trevor Heeks, Host Crier of Trowbridge and Cllr. Nick Blakemore Mayor of Trowbridge.
Picture left to right :
Third Place Rosalind Charlton-Chard (& dog Millie),
Hatherliegh Second place Roger Pinder,
Kingsbridge Gulid Champion Crier
Chris Brown & Town Mayor’s Lance Corporal Edred Tyson Brown.
Best dressed Crier Robert Needham, Colchester
PARDON: Wimborne Town Crier Chris Brown (right) meets his rival Mellvin Gudger and they practise their battle for the Dorset Town Crier title with butcher Paul Keating getting caught in the middle of all the noise. (Picture: Sally Adams).
OYEZ, oyez, oyez! Ears as well as tastebuds are in for a treat at Wimborne Food Festival as the Dorset Town Crier’s Competition gets off to a deafening start.
Criers from across the county will flock to the town at noon on Sunday, October 24, to shout it out for the coveted Stanley Mansbridge Perpetual Trophy.
As last year’s winner and host, Wimborne Town Crier Chris Brown can only oversee the two-round cry-off.
He said: “The first round is for the criers to extol the virtues of their home town and encourage people to visit it.
Read the article on Daily Echo website (published 19/10/2010)
The group who promoted the winning entry in last years competition to find a Dorset flag has donated £1000 to the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance Service.
The Dorset Flag Group which includes Jacquie Hall, Town Crier of Wareham, Chris Brown, Town Crier of Wimborne and Dorset flag designer Dave White were given a tour of the facilities located at Henstridge Airfield in Somerset and saw the Air Ambulance crew in action as a call came in during the presentation.
Tracy Bartram – fundraising coordinator for the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance was delighted to receive the cheque for £1000, stating Its amazing how the public support us in so many different ways. Having a flag for Dorset is fantastic. The fact that money raised from selling the flag is helping the air ambulance continue to fly is even better. We need to raise in excess of £1.2m a year, and this goes to show that people can help us by raising funds in so many different ways.’
Funds had been raised from the sale of the groups winning flag entry St Wites Cross during last years campaign to see Dorsets first ever county-wide flag elected. A previous £500 had been donated to Wimborne Minsters Priest House in November 2008.
Dave White stated Wed always intended to give surplus funds from the campaign back to local charities and the Air Ambulance Service seems a highly appropriate one, given that it is entirely funded by donation.”
The group left behind flags, stickers and badges to pass around the crew, noting that the helicopter and the flag matched somewhat.
Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance crew members are pictured with (L-R)Tracy Bartram, Chris Brown, Jacquie Hall and front, Dave White.
Contact : Dave White : 07500 918 477