Results Of The 2017 Town Crier Competition

April 30, 2017

The Bermuda International Town Crier Competition was held earlier this month, with sixteen Town Criers from around the world participating.

In the days before modern communications, Town Crier were used to make public announcements in the streets, with having powerful voice an essential part of the job to get the message out. Centuries later, in the days of telephones, email, online news and messaging apps, the tradition still endures, with Town Criers often part of ceremonial openings.

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Sixteen Town Criers took part in the event, traveling in from various parts of the United Kingdom, United States and Canada, and the overall winner was Mark Wylie from Calne in the United Kingdom,.

Sixteen Town Criers participating in the competition:

  • Ken Knowles – Town Crier of City of Lichfield, United Kingdom
  • Les Whiting – Town Crier for Town of Petrolia, & County of Lambton, Canada
  • Mark Wylie – Calne Town Crier, United Kingdom
  • Christopher Smirthwaite – Liskeard Town Crier, United Kingdom
  • Christopher Whyman – Town Crier of Kingston, Canada
  • James [Jim] Stewart – Town Crier for New Glasgow Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Bruce Kruger – Town Crier of Bracebridge & Historic Santa’s Village, Canada
  • Bill McKee – Town Crier of Uxbridge and Scugog, Canada
  • Roy Goodwin – Town Crier of Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
  • Liz Rawlings – Deputy Town Crier of Blandford Forum, Dorset, United Kingdom
  • David Rose – Town Crier, Easton, Pennsylvania, United States of America
  • Daniel Richer dit Lafleche – Town Crier of Region of Ottawa-Gatineau, Canada
  • Roger Toby Bourgein – Town Crier of Exmouth, United Kingdom
  • David McKee – Town Crier of Brantford, Ontario, Canada
  • Roger Pinder – Town Crier of Kingsbridge in Devon, United Kingdom
  • Jackie Edwards – Kingsteignton Town Crier, United Kingdom

Overall Winners

  • Champion – Mark Wylie [Calne, United Kingdom]
  • 1st runner up – Christopher Whyman [Kingston, Ontario, Canada]
  • 2nd runner up – David Mckee [City of Brantford, Ontario, Canada]

Best Dressed Crier

  • Christopher Whyman [Kingston, Ontario, Canada]

Best Dressed Couple

  • Daniel Richer Dit Fleche & Lady Julia Dudley [National Capital Region of Ottawa-Gatineau, Canada]

Town Criers Bermuda April 24 2017 (2)

Day 1 – St. George’s Cry

  • 1st – Mark Wylie
  • 2nd – Christopher Whyman
  • 3rd – Bruce Kruger

Day 2 – Hamilton Cry

  • 1st – Mark Wylie
  • 2nd – Christopher Whyman
  • 3rd – James Stewart

Day 3 – Final Cry

  • 1st – Christopher Whyman
  • 2nd – Mark Wylie
  • 3rd – Bill Mckee

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