Seaford town crier to compete at World Championships

Seaford town crier Peter White
Seaford town crier Peter White

The town crier of Seaford will compete at the World Town Crier Championships in Chester during August.

Peter White will come up against town criers from across Europe, Canada and the USA.

He has been practicing his craft during a busy summer season which included celebrating Sussex Day in Seaford.

In Crowborough he read the “Sussex Charter” which led to a nine minute live discussion on BBC2’s Andrew Neil Politics Show about county identity and flags.

Peter’s uniform was seen across the nation against the backdrop of the Royal Pavilion.

As Seaford’s Sergeant at Mace he led the guests into the Mayor’s Civic Service, and gave The Call to Prayer.

This task involves carrying the mace in front of the mayor and the Lord Lieutenant.

He was also on duty at Seaford’s Armed Forces Day on the Martello Field.

The Rail 150 celebration, marking the 150th annivesary of the Brighton to Seaford line, gave Peter the chance to ‘cry’ on Seaford, Lewes and Brighton Stations.

Peter will take on 30 criers from across the world at the week-long town crying contest from August 18.

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