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PORLOCK TOWN CRIER

PORLOCK TOWN CRIER

Serving the historical village of Porlock and the surrounding Porlock Vale, in the Exmoor National Park.
(Even though Porlock is a village, the Crier is always generally referred to as 'The Town Crier')
ABOUT ME

Appointed to this Honourary Crown Office by Porlock Parish Council in October 2016, Grant Dennis is the present incumbent.

Porlock has a long history of Town Criers, but sadly in the decade or so prior to 2016  the post was basically vacant and filled on an ad-hoc basis for the village carnival. In 2014 Porlock Parish Council resolved to formally bring back the Office of Town Crier. It was in 2016 that the Clerk to the Council proposed that Grant be appointed after seeing his performances at Porlock Apple Press & Rural Crafts Festival, narrating the event and entertaining the crowds with some hearty singing!
Grant Dennis - Porlock Town Crier
Announcements

Locally and Nationally significant occasions announced in the traditional way.

The audience are gathered-in by the ringing of a bell and the Cry 'Oyez!, oyez!, oyez!'
Events

Porlock Town Crier can be seen leading the annual Porlock Carnival procession, and other community events such as Christmas Late Night Shopping.

Bookings for private events can also be made, such as weddings, birthdays and dinner parties etc.  A wonderfully unique way to enhance your special event!

Please make your enquiry using the details on the contact page.

The centenary of the end of the First World War was commemorated at Porlock, as part of this co-ordinated international event.
Images and the script for the Porlock Contribution can be found on the Battle's Over page.

Next Events
Where Porlock Town Crier can be seen carrying out his duties...

Saturday 15th December 6.00pm  -  Porlock Christmas Late Night Shopping & Santa Dash
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PORLOCK TOWN CRIER
Mobile: +44 (0)7779 331967
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