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By 213hardy      
Was out in town on Saturday Morning, and came across this fella, never seen him before, but it's our Town Crier (didn't know we had one!). Not sure about the composition, but it's earned me Photo of the week here.

Here's what the town council has to say:

Town Criers generally have existed since the days of William the Conqueror. It is very likely that Richmond had a Town Crier within a few years of the Castle being built in 1071. Within Richmond the Crier was always known as the Bellman, the original assignation, but today we refer to him as the Town Crier.

The position was revived some years ago and the present incumbent is Councillor Barry Heap. He proclaims from points North, East, South and West in the centre of the town and Barry can be heard at the bottom of the Market Place (outside the Yorkshire Bank), outside the Kings Head Hotel, half way up Finkle Street and at the Market Cross. His proclamations are in rhyming verse and he can be heard on most Sundays throughout the summer, usually at noon. Barry is a member of the Loyal Company of Town Criers.

All C&Cs welcome

Thanks for looking


Tags: North yorkshire Photo journalism General Richmond Town crier Portraits and people

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Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
4 Apr 2013 7:06AM
I love this one Den !! An excellent photo Smile Congrats on the recognition on the Richmond Notice Board Smile Smile

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4 Apr 2013 9:09AM
You have captured excellenty his face expression.
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2013 9:13AM
Splendid character study, Den; would possibly make a good b&w too.
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2013 9:27AM
Oh Yea, Oh Yea what a great character wonderfully captured

Regards Nathan Grin
4 Apr 2013 9:50AM
Congratulations on your Photo of the Week award, Den - you most certainly deserve it with this one!

Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
4 Apr 2013 1:40PM
Fame at last, Den! A strong portrait, I like the arm going diagonally into the corner from the face.

I think it's so well timed with the pose and hand movement spot on, well done you


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