Today is Town Criers Day

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bernjb56, Jul 13, 2020.

  1. bernjb56

    bernjb56 Administrator

    In olden times, when few people were literate, and there was little access to printed media, town criers were a central part of urban living. Town criers were responsible for keeping the populace up to date with the latest news and events, and for disseminating news from the ruling classes to the wider populace.

    Now, the general literacy of the populace and the ease of access to printed (and digital) media has rendered the town crier somewhat redundant – Town Crier Day celebrates the historical role of the town crier by encouraging people to take up the role of the town crier in their town or city.

    Probably not allowed at the moment - too shouty :eek:

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  2. Dubs

    Dubs Sponsor

    I wonder if they just shouted propaganda bullMarmite back in them days? And where they right wing?

    Actually, let's not go there... :lol:
    God this makes your throat hurt.
    Thank god for ye olde telephones
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  4. jivedubbin

    jivedubbin Moderator

    IMG_20180623_121338.jpg if you have a word with our town crier he will lock your daughter in the town stocks
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  5. jivedubbin

    jivedubbin Moderator

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  6. Talking of illiterate people, isn’t that why pub signs were just pictures?
    I.e, A Red Lion, A Crown, etc...
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  7. That reminds me - it's about time we paid another visit to Chester - not been for a year or two.
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  8. Terrordales

    Terrordales Nightshift Admin

    My friend's late father, the Toowoomba Town Crier.

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  9. jivedubbin

    jivedubbin Moderator

    Thought I hadn't seen you for a while

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