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')
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.
A Thank you to the Porlock Mystery Knitter!
I am humbled by your show of appreciation of my small contributions during the lockdown.
Your Town Crier Front Line Teddy is absolutely fantastic, and I am now thinking of ways to incorporate him into my duties!
I'm sure I can speak for all the recipients of your teddies, and thank you for your truly unique gesture.
Follow the Government advice...
MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING
TO SAVE LIVES!
TO SAVE YOUR LIFE!
See my 'Noise for the NHS' Cry again below...
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)...
(if possible, subject to any prevailing COVID-19 restrictions)
Saturday 15th August 2020 - VJ Day 75th Anniversary High St, Porlock
Saturday 5th September 2020 - Porlock Carnival cancelled
Saturday 28th November - Christmas Late Night Shopping
Porlock Town Crier Covid-19 Cry video