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')
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 and announcing Special Events.
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 funding has been raised - sufficient to purchase the equipment - thank you to all who have made a contribution towards the target. Currently, the the red tape is being worked through. I really do hope that we will be on air in the Porlock area very soon.
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)
Saturday 26th November 2022 - RNLI Christmas Fundraiser
(The Avenue, Minehead)
Saturday 3rd December 2022 - 4.00pm Christmas Lights Switch-on
(St. Dubricius Church, High Street, Porlock)
Friday 9th December 2022 - 5.30pm Living Nativity Performance
(High Street, Porlock)
ABOUT PORLOCK 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!