New town crier for Tetbury
12:02pm Thursday 26th September 2013 in News
Tetbury Goods Shed heritage open day - Peter Dauncey at his first official engagement as the new town crier for Tetbury at the goods shed on Saturday wgch2334h13
HEAR ye hear ye, Tetbury has a new town crier!
Peter Dauncey has taken over the job of bellowing loudly to introduce events and comes into the role with over 20 years of town-crier experience.
Peter, 75, who is also the crier for Melksham, will be loudly introducing several key events throughout the year, such as the Christmas lights switch on and the beating the bounds on October 12.
"Tetbury is a beautiful little town, I have driven through it many times and I have always said this is the town I want to town crier for. When the opportunity came up I said yes please."
Peter has designed his own uniform for the role, which is 18th century themed and includes a tricorn hat, knee britches, black and blue robes and buckled shoes.
Liz Farnham, mayor of Tetbury appointed Peter and this month she formally introduced him to the people of the town at the Goods Shed open day.
He replaces Derek Jackson who stepped down last year, after performing his final duty of introducing Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, when they came to the town to turn on the Christmas lights.
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