Ely's Town Crier - First Public Duties
Christmas 2001


Avril , the new Ely Town Crier (whose outfit was provided by Ely On-Line) performed her first public duties on Saturday 8th December 2001.

Click here for a sound sample of Avril's First proclamation!

Various things were happening to keep the crowds amused including traditional blacksmith Keith Patterson displaying his art. Keith undertakes commissions and can be contacted on 01353 740793. blacksmith
The Ely City Band played Christmas carols on the market square.

At around 11.30am Avril proclaimed the official start of the activities. Please enjoy these pictures of that historic moment.

Her outfit bears the official badge of "The Loyal Company Of Town Criers"

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