Oxford’s Town Crier Competition 2012

I’ve put up my photos of the Oxford town criers’ competition of July 2nd. It was a noisy and colourful day, which we finished in an open-top tour bus full of town criers in their regalia, all shaking their bells at the people on the pavements and shouting. You’d be surprised how surprised a citizen of Oxford looks when confronted by a bus full of town criers.

The chap in the last two photos but one is Anthony Church, Oxford’s own Town Crier. I drew a cartoon of him which you can see online here. There’s a copy hanging in the Bonn Square Art Café, on whose 2nd floor I have an exhibition until November 12th.

The thumbnails below link to the full-size photos on my page.