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

Porlock Town Crier is also frequently called upon to perform at other nearby towns and villages without their own Town Crier.


Porlock Town Crier can be seen leading the annual Porlock Carnival procession, and other community events such as Country Fairs, Festivals, announcing Special Events and Christmas celebrations.

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!
(Commercial and private events are generally subject to an appearance fee. Such fees received are not for private gain, instead they are donated to charitable or other worthy good causes)

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

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!'
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Confirmed dates when Porlock Town Crier can be seen performing.
(Keep checking back regularly for new dates as they are added & confirmed)

Porlock Carnival - Saturday 7th September 5.30pm

Porlock Town Crier, Grant Dennis also leads the team at West Somerset Radio, a not for profit community radio station which broadcasts on 104.4fm from a transmitter above Minehead on North Hill.

Porlock can't receive the signals at present due to the fact that they are blocked by Selworthy Beacon and Bossington Hills. West Somerset Radio is in the late stages of the lengthy process to commission a repeater transmitter to allow the residents of Porlock and the surrounding area to tune into West Somerset Radio. That work should be completed in 2024.

West Somerset Radio is entirely run by volunteers - no one gets paid!

The running costs are met from several sources such as on-air advertising, sponsorship and donations from the public

If you are able to help financially to keep the station going, that would be great.
To make a donation, please visit the Donation page...


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

Porlock had a long history of Town Criers, but sadly in the decade or so prior to 2016  the post was vacant and filled only on an ad-hoc basis for the village carnival.

In late 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!

Save Our Station - Fire Station Closure Protest

Lockdown Easter Cream Tea

Porlock Town Crier - Front Line Teddy

2020 Non Carnival walk...

2019 with the Carnival Queen

Christmas Cry and Lights Switch-on 2020

Christmas Elf Town Crier Ted - Porlock Mystery Knitter

Crocheted Town Crier Ted - Thank you Diane Cruickshank!

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