St George’s Mayor Kenneth Bascome and Town Crier David Frith departed Bermuda on July 23 on their way to Lyme Regis, UK to take part in their Somers Day Parade. Also on their itinerary was the Kingsbridge and Dartmouth Town Crier’s Competition.
The event saw about 15 Town Criers compete for the Sir Francis Drake Armada Cup and the Peter Randall Memorial Cup. Bermuda’s own David Frith played his bagpipes and led the Town Criers and escorts, all in brightly coloured costumes along the South Embankment to the Royal Avenue Gardens where the competition was held.
The first round of the Competition was conducted at Kingsbridge and consisted of two cries, the subjects being the Home Cry and The Modern Olympics. The scores then went forward to the Dartmouth competition where the Peter Randall Memorial Trophy was up for grabs. The theme for this cry was Thomas Newcomen.
The Sir Francis Drake Armada Cup, which was run over the two days consisted of the three cries combined. Mr Frith was later presented with a plaque by judges for winning the Best Dressed title.
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