Town criers compete

The sleepy Cheshire town of Nantwich will get a rude awakening today as the annual Town Criers competition gets underway. 13 Criers are gathering from all over the country to compete for the coveted Town Criers Shield.

Town Criers gather in Nantwich

The town criers will have a range of tasks to complete, including telling the audience a bit about the town that they come from. Credit: VIBE

The sleepy Cheshire town of Nantwich will get a rude awakening today as the annual Town Criers competition gets underway. 13 Criers are gathering from all over the country to compete for the coveted Town Criers Shield.

They will be judged on volume and clarity, confidence and bearing, diction, inflection, and accuracy. Credit: VIBE
The event is the curtain raiser to the Nantwich Show and International Cheese Show. Credit: VIBE