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These are photos of the Oxford town criers' competition of July 2, 2012: 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.