The Town Crier
Royal Wootton Bassett Town Crier & Swordbearer, Owen Collier has held the position of Deputy Town Crier and the full position of Town Crier since 2000 on a voluntary basis. He accompanies the Mayor on many ceremonial occasions.
The public can see the Town Crier on the High Street on Wednesdays and Saturdays, come rain or shine to promote the Charter Market on Wednesdays, Town Museum, local community groups and businesses.
He is an Honorary Member of RWB Chamber of Commerce and currently is the Chairman of the The Ancient & Honorable Guild of Town Criers and competes in Town Crier competions across the County.
To find out what the Town Crier has got up to in 2017 – 2018 click here
Please click to read a brief history of the Town Crier - Download
The bi-annual Town Crier Competition
will be held on Saturday 22nd September 2018, starting 10.30am by the Town Hall.
Here are some of the events that Owen has attended this year.