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.
I urge everyone to do their bit to help minimise the impact of this virus on all in our community and everywhere. Please be responsible in all you do, and to think twice before risking doing anything that is not permitted.
Follow the Government advice...
Hands - Face - Space
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)...
( subject to any prevailing COVID-19 restrictions )
Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th November
Christmas Shopping Event - Porlock event cancelled
Porlock Wassail - January 2021
Porlock Town Crier Covid-19 Cry video