Saturday, 25 October 2014

MIDDLEWICH TOWN CRIER WINS NATIONAL CONTEST - OCTOBER 2014

Doing Us Proud - Middlewich Town Crier Devlin Hobson with his National Town Crier Trophy at Hastings
(photo: Jenny Hobson)
When Devlin Hobson offered to become Middlewich's Town Crier in the summer of 2014 he promised to put Middlewich on the map and he more than lived up to his promise by winning the National Town Crier competition in Hastings on October 18th 2014.
Our congratulations and thanks to Devlin and his wife Jenny for doing us proud!

The Hastings Borough Council website has a short video about the competition:

HASTINGS BOROUGH COUNCIL - TOWN CRIER COMPETITION


Here's a direct link to that video, which dates back to 2009 and explains the many benefits that the ancient art of the Town Crier can bring to any town

See also:

MIDDLEWICH APPOINTS A NEW TOWN CRIER
(follow the links for more about our new Town Crier!)

Following the announcement of his triumph in Hastings Devlin was quick to thank the many people who had sent congratulations:

OYEZ! OYEZ! OYEZ!
MANY THANKS FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT!

THE TROPHY IS YOURS AND WELL DESERVED AND
I CONGRATULATE MIDDLEWICH! 
A GREAT PLACE TO  LIVE WITH THE BEST EVENTS!

STOP PRESS!
Exactly one week later on October 25th Devlin was a little closer to home in Biddulph representing Middlewich in that town's Town Crier competition.
And once again he won!

Originally published 18th October 2014
Updated and re-published 25th October 2014