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.
Thursday 9th April 2020
'Make Noise for the NHS and all Essential Workers'
I encourage all to go to your gardens, balconies, windows to clap, cheer, make loads of noise in support of our steadfast NHS, Emergency Services, Carers, Essential Service workers, and all trying to keep the country going during this unprecedented crisis.
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)...
Sunday 12th April 2020 - Covid19 - Everything Stops For Tea!
Friday 8th May 2020 - Cry For Peace - VE75 Celebrations, 6.55pm, High St. Porlock
cancelled due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) ... sorry
Monday 13th July 2020 - International Town Criers Day, High Street, Porlock
Sunday 2nd August 2020 - Porlock Country Fair
Saturday 5th September 2020 - Porlock Carnival
Saturday 28th November - Christmas Late Night Shopping
Porlock Town Crier Covid-19 Cry video