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It’s a crying shame

Here’s a new job that might be right up your street – Lichfield needs a new town crier.

Now I’m not too sure what the qualifications are, but this is one tradition which I’m all for keeping (unlike the Bower Queen).

If Lichfield fancies itself as a historic city then a town crier is a must.

But just who could we get to ring the bell and call us all to order?

A volunteer wrote this. Say thanks with a coffee.

Founder of LichfieldLive and editor of the site.


  1. Nick

    23rd February, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    My mum’s good friends with Lonza, the existing Crier. Maybe I should apply for the position!

  2. Aphex666

    23rd February, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    Do I sense a reality TV show in the making?

    “Lichfields Next Top Crier”

    “Bell Factor”

    Ummmm That was poor I apologise.

  3. Philip John

    23rd February, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    I’ve never been fond of town criers… no idea why! Maybe I had a back experience as a child and blocked it out of my memory.

    Anyway… go for it! Why not!