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The King’s Quarter

If you’ve been a long-term resident of the city of Gloucester, you’ll be familiar with plans for the King’s Quarter and, at its heart, King’s Square. Once a bustling water fountain for children to step through, it has long […]

Modelling the Deluxe Father Christmas

A couple of Christmases or so ago, I Channelled my inner Kate Moss and had a lovely, festive photo shoot. I know what you’re thinking, and I can wholeheartedly confirm it was no Calendar Girls premier. Instead it was […]

The Covent Garden Summer Bash

Not one to miss out on a summer festivity, I took myself back off to the City of London at the beginning of August for the Covent Garden Jubilee Market Jamboree. Gosh, what a mouthful!

The jamboree this year had […]

The Covent Garden Rent Ceremony

Can you believe this was almost four months ago? That’s how busy my Town Crying life has become – I almost forgot to write about one of my favourite ceremonies on my very own blog. I’m hanging my head […]

Step into Christmas

I know, two Christmas posts in as many weeks and it’s not even November yet, let alone December. Well, what can I say? Except that in the words of none other than Elton John, step into Christmas!!

We’re starting early […]

Naughty or nice?

You may think it’s too early to mention the ‘C’ word but, in reality, it’s only around 3 months till the big day itself. Yes, this is your friendly reminder that in 12 weeks’ time you’ll be preparing a […]

Confessions of a Town Crier

Oyez! Oyez! Oyez! Shhh, can anyone keep a secret? Well, I can’t and because of this I’ve been giving my own little one-man soirees across the county. Yes, I’ve been revealing all my Town Crier secrets, including dishing the […]

Gloucester Wordfest

Back in the summer, I joined forces with the cathedral to celebrate WordFest. This two-day festival offered a plethora of Gloucestershire writers the chance to see two of the Cathedral’s finest conversationalists… Master mason, Pascal Mychalysin, in conversation with […]

A century of the Great War

It’s hard to believe that this year marks a century since the end of the First World War. That’s one hundred years since peace was declared on the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month.

It’s a […]

Patrolling pavements near you…

As a Town Crier, I often find the streets to be my office. My beat these days varies from our fair old City of Gloucester to many parts of our fine capital, the City of London. I’m therefore extremely […]