PORLOCK TOWN CRIER
PORLOCK TOWN CRIER
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 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!
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!'
Confirmed dates when Porlock Town Crier can be seen carrying out his duties
(Keep checking back regularly for new dates as they are added & confirmed)
World Oceans Day - Porlock Weir Thursday 8th June 2023
(Event cancelled by organiser due to ill health)
International Town Criers Day - High Street, Porlock Monday 10th July 2023
Porlock Carnival - High Street, Porlock 6.00pm Saturday 2nd September 2023
The funding has been raised - sufficient to purchase the equipment and install - thank you to all who have made a contribution towards the target. Currently, the the red tape is being worked through, and has already thrown up an unforeseen extra cost of £330.00 due to historical decision making. To overcome that, there is a time bound, procedural process that needs to be worked through, which equates to a delay in getting the project up and running.
If you were able to help with this unforeseen additional cost, that would be great.
To make a donation, please vist the Donation page...
That aside, I really do hope that we will be on air in the Porlock area early in 2023.
ABOUT PORLOCK TOWN CRIER
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!