Seaton crier is voted Devon’s best
PUBLISHED: 09:23 22 September 2014 | UPDATED: 09:23 22 September 2014
David Craner wins a ding-dong battle to take the title at Newton Abbot
Seaton Town Crier David Craner has plenty to shout about after being crowned the best in Devon.
He won the title after a ding-dong battle with 18 colleagues at Newton Abbot.
Town criers from across the country took part in the competition and David came home with three trophies.
He was named The Devon County Champion for 2014 and was judged the best dressed Crier on the day, as well as taking third place in the rounds.
He said: “I was proud to represent Seaton. It was just my luck that I was drawn number one, the position least liked by most Criers, but when the results came in I was completely dumbstruck,
“I could have cried with joy. Now I really am proud to be part of the wonderful resort of Seaton.”
Seaton Mayor Gaynor Sedgwick, said: “David is a great ambassador for Seaton and we are proud that he is considered to be the best Town Crier in Devon.”
As part of the contest Criers told all about their towns and why others should visit. David’s cry finished with the verse “And now I leave you with many good thoughts, About my town which cannot be beaten, So please pay a visit whenever you can, There’s always a welcome in Seaton.”