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A town crier, or bellman, is an officer of the court who makes public pronouncements as required by the court Black's Law Dictionary. The crier can also be used to make public announcements in the streets. They carry a handbell to attract people's attention, as they shout the words "Oyez, Oyez, Oyez!" before making their announcements. The word "Oyez" means "hear ye," which is a call for silence and attention. Oyez derives from the Anglo-Norman word for listen. The proclamations book in Chester from the early 19th century records this as O Yes, O Yes!
A Town Crier can help bring attention to ...
- Receptions, Corporate and Fund-Raising Dinners and Dances
- Concerts, Festivals or other Theatrical events
- Theme Banquets, Gala Balls and Receptions
- Award Ceremonies and Conferences
- Official Openings or Important Civic and Corporate Events
- Parades, Heritage and Historic Public Events
- Special Anniversaries or Retirements
- Community Events and Festivals
A Town Crier can help you by ...
- Serving as a Master-of-Ceremonies
- Welcoming Delegations or Dignitaries
- Speaking at Schools and at Public Functions
- Bringing local history to life for your guests and audience
- Providing an important heritage connection for your event
- ... or simply striking up a conversation!