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 generally referred to as 'The 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!
Grant Dennis - Porlock Town Crier
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!'
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.
Confirmed dates when Porlock Town Crier can be seen carrying out his duties
(keep checking back regularly for new dates as they are added & confrimed)...
Friday 13th December - St Dubricius School Living Nativity, 6.00pm, High Street, Porlock
Friday 8th May 2020 - Cry For Peace - VE75 Celebrations, 6.55pm, High St. Porlock
Monday 13th July 2020 - International Town Criers Day, High Street, Porlock
Sunday 2nd August 2020 - Porlock Country Fair
Saturday 5th September 2020 - Porlock Carnival