Date(s) - 07/07/2022
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Priory Church Green
The Town Criers Competition and Parade of Criers was a significant ‘first’ for Bridlington, and certainly something to shout about! Prize winning Town Criers from all over the country, including members of the Loyal Company Of Town Criers and The Ancient and Honourable Guild of Town Criers, along with their costumed escorts, joined the prize-winning Bridlington Town Crier, David Hinde, in a blaze of colour, heritage and pageantry. The special theme for the day was – of course – Priory 900!
For in-depth information, please visit David Hinde’s website for the Bridlington Town Criers Competition.
‘Orrible History’ Lock in the Old Town Stocks, Pack Horse Inn, Market Place Morning Cries about the Criers’ home towns and why people should visit them The Marching Drums of the Yorkshire Band of the Royal British Legion led the Parade of Town Criers from the Market Place to the Priory Afternoon Themed Cry - Priory 900 and Bridlington Old Town Winners announced in the Priory and prizes presented by the Mayor of Bridlington, Chair of the Bridlington Old Town Association and local sponsors.
First Prize/Dickie Fletcher Town Criers Trophy: John Robinson (Biddulph Town Crier)
Second Prize: Terry Ford (Otley Bellman)
Third Prize: Ken Knowles (City Of Lichfield Town Crier)
Best Priory 900 Themed Cry: Les Cutts (Halifax Town Crier)
Best Dressed Crier: Eliza Mowe (Barnoldswick Town Crier)
Best Dressed Couple: Peter Stemmer and Marilyn Stemmer (Darlington Town Crier & Escort)
Best Dressed Escort: Jo Jackson (Escort For Malton and Norton Town Crier)
A big, big thank you to our sponsors and to the people and organizations that made this a major success for Bridlington and the Old Town.” - David Hinde
“What a fantastic weekend in Bridlington for the Town Criers Competition. David and Ann Hinde are to sumptuously congratulated on a truly memorable event; one would have thought they’d been organising for years.
I have to say that it was probably the best competition between Criers that I can remember for a long time, with some of the highest quality proclaiming I’ve had the pleasure of witnessing. Magnificent weather, superb crowds, and twelve on-form Town Criers, accompanied by a truly wonderful display by the Barnsley Branch of the Royal British Legion Corps of Drums.” - The Secretary Of The Loyal Company Of Town Criers
“The day was absolutely fabulous” - Bridlington Town Council
Sponsors for this event include Morrisons, Co-operative Food and Co-operative Funeral Services, ‘Image Creation’ Website Design and The Bateman Group.
- For more information and breaking news about this very special event, please visit Bridlington Town Crier David Hinde’s website for the Town Criers Competition.
- If you would like to read about the Town Criers in Bridlington’s past, please visit this blog post.