Town crier at Christmas

Gainsborough and District Ladie Luncheon Club December meeting with guest speaker David Mitchell, Town Crier of Chester. Also pictured are Marion Dickinson and Sandy Carter G111209-7
Gainsborough and District Ladie Luncheon Club December meeting with guest speaker David Mitchell, Town Crier of Chester. Also pictured are Marion Dickinson and Sandy Carter G111209-7

CHRISTMAS came early for members of the Gainsborough and District Ladies Luncheon Club when they were entertained by Chester’s town crier, Philip Mitchell.

Philip ‘superbly’ entertained members when he told them how he won third place in the Town Crier Championship in Canada in 1999 and that he was also a member of Mensa.

Dressed in full authentic town crier regalia, Philip opened with an introductory proclamation, warning members that it would not be wise to fall asleep in his presence.

After explaining his duties, Philip revealed many hilarious stories about his encounters with visitors from around the globe.