19, 2013 Oh
yez! Oh yez! Search for a new Burnham-On-Sea town crier begins
has this week begun in the search to find a new town crier for
first reported here earlier
this year that a person is being sought to take on the traditional
role to promote local events in Burnham during the tourist season.
previous town crier passed away four years ago and the position
has not been filled since.
people have so far come forward to express an interest in taking
on the position.
them is local man Alistair Murray, who is pictured here auditioning
on Thursday evening (April 18th) at Mr Beans Cafe in the High
judges included Deputy Mayor Martin Cox plus representatives from
Burnham Town Team, Burnham Chamber of Trade and Burnham Community
The people of Burnham will be invited to pick the winner
from the applicants on Bank Holiday Monday, May 6th when a special
event is held at Marine Cove gardens on the town's seafront at
a traditional role that has been sadly missing in recent years
and we think the town crier will be great at helping to promote
events and boost business," the Town Team's Gaynor Brown
told Burnham-On-Sea.com. "It
is a voluntary post involving appearances on up to five days a
week during the season and weekends out of season."
town crier will shout a list of daily events in four locations
across Burnham town centre to promote local events in Burnham.
He or she will also be invited to perform at various public events
in the town.
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