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PORLOCK TOWN CRIER

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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')
ABOUT ME

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!
Grant Dennis - Porlock Town Crier
Portrait Porlock Town Crier
Proclamations




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 and Porlock Country Fayre.





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.
Community
Radio
Appeal

I am trying to raise funds so that Porlock can enjoy the benefit of the local Community Radio Station.

A one-off capital outlay is needed to purchase and install the broadcasting equipment so that Porlock can receive West Somerset Radio. At present the surrounding hills block the signal from the transmitter above Minehead, on North Hill.
The equipment will cost around £5000, and estimated ancilliary expenses of £500 to £1000 means the target amount of funding to raise is £5,500 to £6,000.

Please donate to help make this happen!    See the Donate button below...

Next Events

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)

Friday 10th December -  5.45pm - The Living Nativity
(High Street, Porlock - Starts at Dovery Manor)

Saturday 11th December - 5.00pm on - Porlock Christmas late Night Shopping
(High Street, Porlock)
£'s raised so far for the Community Radio Appeal...

Save Our Station - Fire Station Closure Protest

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Lockdown Easter Cream Tea

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Porlock Town Crier - Front Line Teddy

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2020 Non Carnival walk...

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2019 with the Carnival Queen

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Christmas Cry and Lights Switch-on 2020

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PORLOCK TOWN CRIER
Telephone: +44 (0)7779 331967
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