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.
Porlock is now in Step 2, of the Roadmap out of Lockdown (England)
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 fully comply with the rules.
The Roadmap out of Lockdown is now progressing very well - so far! We welcome visitors coming back to this lovely place which is so very dependant on tourism, as long as they adhere to the rules.
The plea that I make on behalf of this community which has the oldest population in the UK, is that visitors are considerate of that fact, and behave in a way that reduces any inadvertent transmission of COVID-19 into our community from elswhere. Just because many have been vacinated, it DOES NOT mean that we are all immune.
Please stick to all the rules, and really enjoy what Porlock and the area has to offer.
Keep following the Government advice...
Hands - Face - Space
MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING
The rules are there...
TO SAVE LIVES!
TO SAVE YOUR LIFE!
Read my 'Noise for the NHS' Cry 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 )
The rules mean nothing can be done at the moment, sorry.