So there we were in Newcastle last week. We'd just had a relaxed coffee break, and were trundling our cases to the Metro station, to head out to the airport. When up pops a Town Crier in full regalia, with a (presumably press) photographer in tow.
They stopped for some very quick shots at Grey's Monument, but by the time I'd got my camera out they were off again.
So of course I did the obvious thing - dumped my suitcase with Bill and set off in hot pursuit. Fortunately they stopped again at the Cenotaph in Old Eldon Square.
By the time I got back to Bill he was having kittens about missing our flight - but we still made it in time.
I found out afterwards that this is a real Town Crier, from Alnwick up on the Northumberland coast, and the photos were to publicise a week of out-door community theatre events based on him telling local stories.
Thanks for looking,