Oyez, oyez, oyez...it's Garstang town crier contest time: pictures from the event

The Town Criers competition was a colourful start to the Garstang Arts and Music festival taking place in the market town until Monday.

Thursday, 22nd August 2019, 3:26 pm
Updated Thursday, 22nd August 2019, 4:26 pm
Garstang town crier Hilary McGrath with the other town criers.
Garstang town crier Hilary McGrath with the other town criers.

The criers paraded through the town and were judged on sustained volume and clarity, diction and inflection, presentation and engagement, and also on accuracy.

The overall winner was Terry Ford from Otley with Elizabeth Anderson-Walton from Barnoldswick runner-up.

Ilkley town crier Isabel Ashman.

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Ilkley town crier Isabel Ashman.
Great Harwood town crier Rawden Kerr.
Darlington town crier Peter Stemmer
Three of the town criers compete in Cherestanc Square.
Great Harwood town crier Rawden Kerr.
Darlington town crier Peter Stemmer
An audience watches the town criers in action.
Clitheroe town crier Roland Hailwood.
Kevin Howarth from Australia.
Kevin Howarth from Australia.
Kevin Howarth from Australia.
Judges mark the criers.
An audience watches the town crier competition.
Taking pictures of town crier and consort in dress.