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Celebrating the lifting of the Great Siege

Today marks the 373rd anniversary of the lifting of the Great Siege of Gloucester. A turning point in the English Civil War, this significant siege lasted nearly four weeks, and I always like to celebrate this event every year. […]

My Christmas call out

Well, what a year it’s been. I don’t think many of us will be sorry to see 2020 come to a close. But before we ring in the New Year we have Christmas to contend with first! Yes, the […]

Getting ready for Gloucester Day!

Always an exciting event in the calendar, and this year’s no different – well, maybe slightly! Yes folks, Gloucester Day is just around the corner and this year’s event will take place on Saturday 5th September.
As usual there will […]

Releasing butterflies for the NHS

I had the most magnificent day in July, when I helped charity Catch A Smile release 1,000 butterflies for the NHS. Assisted by young children, families and the infamous ‘Butterfly Steve’ we released butterflies to signify our thanks and […]

Oyez, Oyez, Oyez! The pubs are back open today!

As an ambassador of the great British high street and a firm believer in shopping local, it’ll come as no surprise how excited I was when our drinking establishments were given the green light to reopen. Yes, we’re lucky […]

Working with the big brands in London

It’s so easy to dwell on what a bad lot 2020 has dealt us so far, but I’m trying to look at things in an altogether different way. I’m trying to be positive! So, today I’m having a little […]

I’m still supporting the young’uns

Back in September I wrote this blog post about supporting the younger generation at Camden Market. Well, such a lot has happened this year and it got me thinking about how much support we should be giving the younger […]

A year of no marching!

Well, I can’t believe it. This is the first year in a very long time that I won’t be leading the procession around Covent Garden to pay the annual peppercorn rents. For this year’s Covent Garden Rent Ceremony has […]

Shouting loudly and proudly at Camden Market

Your friendly ol’ Town Crier has missed stomping around London for three days per week, crying about all the wonderful things you can do and see at the Camden Market. When the lockdown started and I, like everyone else, […]

Sending my condolences to Alexander Ivanovich Suscenko

I was recently informed about the death of Alexander Ivanovich Suscenko’s mum, and wish to send all my condolences to his family at this sad time. She was a lovely lady with so many fascinating stories to tell.

For those […]