town crier walkingLiam Cragg named as Town Crier for the Township of Alnwick/Haldimand, appointed by Council in December 2016, to add pageantry of Canada 150 celebrations.

The role of a Town Crier today is mostly ceremonial, but in the past it was a way for public announcements to be made. Did you know that if anyone attempts to deter a crier from delivering their message they could be charged with treason?

Since being appointed, Liam has competed in two Provincial Town Crying competitions, placing 5th in 2018 and 4th in 2019. Liam plans on competing in the North American championships in 2020 and the World Competition in 2021.