Wimborne’s town crier, Chris Brown, was judged champion in the Ancient and Honourable Guild of Town Criers competition in Trowbridge.
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