7, 2013 Former
school bell presented to Burnham-On-Sea's new town crier
historic bell was presented to Burnham-On-Sea's new town crier
during a ceremony to mark his appointment on Monday (May 6th).
Murray has been chosen to take on the traditional role and promote
local events in Burnham during the tourist season.
During Monday's May Day event in Burnham's Marine Cove
gardens, he was presented with a school bell from the town's former
St Christopher's School.
is pictured being handed the bell by Ken Hindle, Chairman of Burnham
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We were given the bell about four
years ago to look after it. It had been used in the school right
up until it closed in 2003."
have kept it safely but with the appointment of a Town Crier now
seems an ideal time to bring it back into use."
who is a drama enthusiast who performs with several local groups,
said he is "greatly honoured" to have been picked for
the role. "I am looking forward to a busy summer and just
hope my voice holds out!" he said.
Town Team's Gaynor Brown, who oversaw the appointment, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"The town crier is a traditional, voluntary role that has
been sadly missing in recent years and we think it will be great
in helping to promote events and boost business in Burnham."
town crier will shout a list of daily events in four locations
across Burnham town centre to promote local events in Burnham.
new town crier with Ken Hindle and the Town Team's Gaynor Brown
and Linda Bullimore at Monday's event
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