Video Of The Week - Britain's Youngest Town Crier Is Eight!

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First there was nine-year old Quvenzhané Wallis, the youngest Oscar nominee for best actor in the history of the awards and now there is little Evie Cloy who at 8, just became Britain's (and probably the world's), youngest town crier!

Though not so popular anymore, in medieval England, one where there were no newspapers and most people were illiterate, town criers were the chief source of information for the residents. They were the ones that walked around the main streets announcing new laws, upcoming event and even informing people about things like food recalls. Not surprisingly, they are only about 150 of them left in the country now.

The tiny town of Creetown in Dumfries, England decided to join this minority group and held a competition on March 2nd, to select a new town crier. The only qualification required was a big voice, which Evie has in abundance - It also helped that no adult 'dared' to audition for the job!

Besides wearing an over-sized jacket and drawing the attention of residents with an ancient bell, Evie will also be required to make ceremonial appearances and announcements about things like upcoming local fairs and other local events - Sounds like a fun job to us!

Resources: telegraph.co.uk

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  • IzzyWednesday, November 13, 2013 at 12:53 pm
    That was an awesome video made me cry.
    • supsTuesday, October 1, 2013 at 4:13 pm
      cool
      • kitty247
        kitty247Monday, September 2, 2013 at 5:00 am
        yah, it's great, i have met her before
        • emma5
          emma5Sunday, August 25, 2013 at 7:26 pm
          I think that it is great that she has the courage to do that!
          • ssagitarious
            ssagitariousThursday, August 22, 2013 at 9:28 am
            boring....
            • mintshine
              mintshineThursday, August 1, 2013 at 5:02 pm
              so boring.
              • mysteryFriday, May 31, 2013 at 9:00 pm
                boring... :(
                • imawesome34Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 8:16 am
                  what does it mean when it says crier
                  • greekgeek
                    greekgeekFriday, May 17, 2013 at 3:25 pm
                    they spread news.
                  • tristenMonday, April 8, 2013 at 1:31 pm
                    wow so cool:)
                    • Fashionfreak13Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 5:32 am
                      Shes so cute!! That was so cool she got to do that:)