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Saturday, 16 July 2005
Micheal Woods Itinerary for his trip around the World


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New York August 2nd-5th
Philadelphia August 6th
Washington August 7-8th
Nashville August 9th
Memphis August 10th
Sturgis (Near Rapid City, South Dakota) August 11-12th
The Grand Canyon August 13-14th
Las Vegas August 15-17th
Los Angeles August 18-26th
Auckland August 28-30st
South Island touring (visiting Gore, Queenstown, and Christchurch) September 1- 4th
North Island touring (visiting Wellington, Palmerston North) September 5- 9th
Maryborough, Queensland September 10-17th
Brisbane September 18-19th
Sydney September 21-24th
Canberra September 26th
Melbourne September 28-30th
Adelaide October 2-4th
Perth October 6-9th
Singapore October 10th-12th
Hong Kong October 12th-18th
Dubai October 18th-20th
Oman October 21-22nd
Bahrain October 23-25th
London October 26th

Posted by zine2/downtownlatowncrier at 7:55 PM PDT
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Monday, 11 July 2005
Hear Ye this

MIchael Woods, the Reigning World Cahmpion Town Crier from East Riding of Yorkshire and representing Hollywood, Los ANgeles , California ,will be going on a trek to the compeition in Maryborough, England , to defend his title.

Along the way he plans on having a good time and meeting folks around the globe and the UNited States he will be here in Los Angeles sometime in August. Stay tunes here to see when and I will update when he has his blog up

He has a Website up at



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Michael Wood, the Town Crier for East Riding of Yorkshire and reigning World Champion, is off to Australia to defend his title in September. He will be competing against approximately 100 other criers from all over the globe.

Instead of just getting on a plane to Australia, however, Michael has planned to travel ‘Around the World in 80 Oyezs’, extending greetings and goodwill messages from people in the UK to friends and relations along his intended route. As the original outside broadcast, other messages he plans to deliver include civic and corporate messages to overseas offices or business partners.

Michael intends to incorporate the East Riding motto, ‘Tradition and Progress’ into his trip. The ‘tradition’ aspect is obviously represented by his livery and delivery. To represent ‘progress’, he is taking a laptop computer in place of a scroll, allowing him to store messages and giving him access to his website:

“Anyone will be able to buy a message on the website, whether they are a big business, club, association or Auntie Mabel,” said Michael. “The laptop will give me access to all the latest messages as they come in throughout the trip and allow me to update folks with a daily blog.”

A percentage of the money raised is going to the charity, Children in Crisis. “This is a wonderful charity that offers hope and benefit to children around the world”, said Michael"

Might be worth looking up .

Hopfeully he starts a blog real soon.

Posted by zine2/downtownlatowncrier at 4:40 PM PDT
Updated: Tuesday, 12 July 2005 12:37 AM PDT
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Sunday, 3 July 2005
Retired Los Angeles History teacher Reads Declaration of Independence in Maine
Mood:  silly
SOUTH PORTLAND - Shortly before 11 a.m. Monday, Dick Bernard will don the 18th-century costume that his neighbor, Rommy Brown, tailored just for him. Then he'll grab the town crier's bell another neighbor, Max Brown, loaned him and an enlarged copy of a parchment document supplied by yet another neighbor, sign maker Jack Reckitt.

Bernard will then walk down the steps of his home at the end of E Street, make the short walk to Legion Square (ringing his bell all the way) and stand atop a platform before anyone who cares to witness a modern-day Thomas Jefferson reading, from start to finish, the Declaration of Independence.

All of which begs a question.


Posted by zine2/downtownlatowncrier at 3:28 PM PDT
Updated: Sunday, 3 July 2005 3:35 PM PDT
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Friday, 1 July 2005
Fri 1 Jul 2005

Dentist lands town crier role
Published on 30/06/2005

FUN TIME: The carnival in Ulverston has been enjoyed for years OYEZ! Oyez! Ulverston’s new town crier is set to make her debut leading Saturday’s carnival parade spectacular.

Yvonne Smith, a 34-year-old dentist from Ulverston, created history when she was appointed during the Dickensian Festival to become the first woman to hold the post.

She will be stepping out at the head of the carnival wearing a brand new uniform specially created for her.

Posted by zine2/downtownlatowncrier at 1:37 AM PDT
Updated: Friday, 1 July 2005 1:40 AM PDT
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Thursday, 30 June 2005
Olds, Albeta ,Canada Celebrates 100 yrs with a Town Crier Competition
Oyez ! Oyez !

To help the
TOWN OF OLDS and the
celebrate our 100th Centennial
You are invited to attend our

in Olds, Alberta CANADA July 15 ¡V 17, 2005

Friday July 15
- Pancake Breakfast
- Town Crier Competition
„³ Greeting Cry ¡V brings greetings from his/her
home community
- Welcoming Party

Saturday July 16
- Pancake Breakfast
- Parade
- Town Crier Competition
„³ Open Humorous Cry
- BBQ in the Park
- Dance

Sunday July 17
- Pancake Breakfast
- Service (worship in Centennial Park)
- Town Crier Competition Finals
„³ Feature Cry ¡V About Olds, Alberta

Posted by zine2/downtownlatowncrier at 11:40 AM PDT
Updated: Thursday, 30 June 2005 11:48 AM PDT
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Wednesday, 29 June 2005
BLackpool Town Crier becomes Celebrity
Mood:  cheeky
A perfect pitch!

MICHAEL Owen MICHAEL Owen, a 5ft wedding cake, glass dance floors, a star-studded guest list and... Blackpool town crier Barry McQueen!
The larger-than-life 59-year-old was the surprise star at the lavish wedding blessing of the England striker and his beautiful bride, Louise Bonsall, at their £2m home on Saturday.
Self-confessed loudmouth Barry rubbed shoulders with a galaxy of A-listers as the toastmaster and fanfare trumpeter at Lower Soughton Hall near Northop in Flintshire – the day after the couple's top secret wedding.
Barry, of Lawson Road, Blackpool, brushed past the world's press gang to welcome the likes of Wayne Rooney and girlfriend Coleen, England 'keeper David James and celebrity jockey Frankie Dettori for the swanky bash.
But he doesn't have any pictures from the big day – Hello! magazine banned all cameras from the event after buying the rights to the blessing.
Barry, still struggling to wipe the smile off his face, said today: "It was absolutely magical from start to finish. Louise looked magnificent in her flowing dress and Michael is such a smashing

Posted by zine2/downtownlatowncrier at 3:25 PM PDT
Updated: Thursday, 30 June 2005 8:18 PM PDT
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Edendale/Echo park and Atwater Village Town Criers Official
Mood:  loud
At the greater echo park elysian Neighborhood Council meeting MIthc O'Farrell from Eric Garcettis office formally recognized these town criers .IMG_1283


They are official .

Los Angeles has 4 new Town Criers.

May their bells ring loud and strong and true

Posted by zine2/downtownlatowncrier at 1:33 AM PDT
Updated: Wednesday, 29 June 2005 3:03 AM PDT
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Tuesday, 28 June 2005
Sussex Town crier Goes National
Mood:  silly
Topic: Los Angeles Crier is going national
By MIKE CONDON Editor 06/17/2005

MOUNT ARLINGTON – The borough’s former Town Crier will soon be the nation’s, at least for the national birthday celebration in July.

After admitting that he first had to get his feet back on the ground and his head out of the clouds, Bill Joseph is getting ready for the “cry” of his career.

He has been officially asked by the National Archives and Information Center, a federal government agency, to serve as “town crier” when the Declaration of Independence is “performed” live in the nation’s capital during the July 4 weekend.

Officially named borough town crier by former Mayor Dolores Rivinius in 1992, Joseph served in the post for 10 years, making public announcements at borough ceremonies for a decade.

Then, he was named the “official” crier in both Morris and Sussex counties.

A borough resident for the past 28 years, Joseph works for Morris County delivering meals for the “Meals on Wheels” program.

In 2001, he became the official town crier in Belvidere and soon, he’ll become town crier for the Somerset County Parks Commission. He recently hosted a “town crier” convention in Newton.

Wearing his officially realistic Revolutionary War uniform, Joseph said his job as “crier” is mainly to draw attention, attract the public and publicly announce a grand event, using a bell and what he described as his loud voice.

He “cries” about one event per month.

Posted by zine2/downtownlatowncrier at 3:45 AM PDT
Updated: Tuesday, 28 June 2005 3:48 AM PDT
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Monday, 27 June 2005
TOwn Crier Compeitition PArt II
After Lunch at Pete's Cafe we went to the SOuth Lawn of City HAll where the Competition continued.
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The Town Criers got to meet our host the Honorable Jan Perry.

Then the compeition began:P1010154.JPG copy
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we then took the evening off and the next day saw the last portion of the town Crier compeitionP1010072.JPG copy at the Edednale Library along with the childrens compeition.

There was a workshop in which the kids learned the art of town crying and then they all competed.P1010040.JPG copy

the Winner of the First ever Los Angeles Town crier Cup Competition was the Town Crier From MArkham P1010015.JPG copyOntario Canada. WInners

The children had a winner P1010121.JPG copy, but they all won.Group photo south lawn of city hall

Posted by zine2/downtownlatowncrier at 11:03 PM PDT
Updated: Thursday, 30 June 2005 8:00 PM PDT
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Monday, 20 June 2005
Roger Mahoney to do moment of INspiration tomorrow at city hall
Los Angeles City Council Agenda
Tuesday, June 21, 2005John
Ferraro Council Chamber, Room 340, City Hall - 10 am
Roll Call
Approval of the Record of Proceedings of the Council Meeting of
June 15, 2005
Salute to the Flag
Moment of Inspiration: His Eminence, Cardinal Roger Mahony
Archbishop of Los Angeles
Commendatory Resolutions, Introductions and Presentations
Public Testimony on Non-agenda Items Within Jurisdiction of Council
Items for Which Public Hearings Have Been He ld - Item s 1-31

Posted by zine2/downtownlatowncrier at 7:35 PM PDT
Updated: Monday, 20 June 2005 7:40 PM PDT
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