That Rings a Bell - the history of the Town Crier

Mike Wabe

Medieval World
East of England
Notice Period:
Short (maybe less than one month's notice)
Paid: £45 plus a small fee for travel
24th March 2019

An interesting, humorous and informative presentation on the unique history of Town Criers. This is because I am the Town Crier of Thetford!

Hear just how long ago that Town Criers were crying their messages (and what messages they were). Learn about such things as their livery, evolution, rationale, means of attracting attention and their connections with the law.

I will, of course, be in full livery.

The presentation lasts for about 60 minutes and is suitable for all ages, including schools.

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About Mike Wabe

My work history is 29 years a police officer, followed by 4 years as a manager for Autoglass, then by 10 years as a prison officer and ending with 3 years as an Inclusion Manager in a secondary school. I am now a Town Crier, a wedding Toastmaster, run my own murder mystery business and have been a speaker for over 14 years. My website ( gives details of the talks and presentations I can offer.

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