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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')

Porlock Town Crier is also frequently called upon to perform at other nearby towns and villages without their own 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 at other events such as Country Fairs, Festivals, announcing Special Events and Christmas celebrations.

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!
(Commercial and private events are generally subject to an appearance fee. Such fees received are not for private gain, instead they are donated to charitable or other worthy good causes)

Please make your enquiry using the details on the contact page.
Next Events

Confirmed dates when Porlock Town Crier can be seen performing.
(Keep checking back regularly for new dates as they are added & confirmed)

D-Day 80th Anniversary - Thursday 6th June

Porlock Carnival - Saturday 7th September 5.30pm

Appointed to this Honourary Crown Office  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.
It was only filled on an ad-hoc basis each year for the day of 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!

Save Our Station - Fire Station Closure Protest

Lockdown Easter Cream Tea

Porlock Town Crier - Front Line Teddy

2020 Non Carnival walk...

2019 with the Carnival Queen

Christmas Cry and Lights Switch-on 2020

Christmas Elf Town Crier Ted - Porlock Mystery Knitter

Crocheted Town Crier Ted - Thank you Diane Cruickshank!

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