Plucky Louise is junior town crier
PUBLISHED: 12:42 03 August 2010 | UPDATED: 12:42 03 August 2010
In contest held to mark Honiton Market Charter Day, eight-year-old was louder than adults.
PLUCKY primary school pupil Louise Wyatt has won a competition to become Honiton’s junior town crier - after proving she has got a louder voice than most adults!
Louise, eight, stepped up to the mark during Honiton Market Charter Day, taking first place in a contest organised by celebrated town crier Dave Retter.
“I decided to enter the competition a year ago,” said Louise, who attends Littletown Primary School.
“I wanted to have another go after entering the event in 2009.”
Louise, who is a member of 3rd Honiton Brownies and who counts football, basketball and rugby among her hobbies, said: “I had to shout ‘Oyz! Oyez! welcome to Honiton everybody. God save the Queen!’
“I was a tiny bit surprised to win, but I was louder than the adults!
“I would like to be the town crier, one day.”
Louise’s efforts were judged by Mr Retter and his assistants. She was awarded an impressive-looking silver trophy, which she says she will treasure.
Market Charter Day proved a double success for the Wyatt family. Mum Helen won a fantastic hamper after visiting a stall run by Offwell Woodland Education Centre.
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