Hello everybody, and I trust you had a fabulous weekend. I know I did! I was honoured to be invited as a judge for the Loyal Company of Town Criers British Championships 2015, held in Middlewich. We had a beautiful day, coinciding with our monthly Makers Market, the sun was shining, and everyone was in high spirits. I absolutely loved the ceremony of the town criers, with their bright and cheerful costumes, and of course, the witty rhymes that they proclaimed.
One thing that we know how to do in Middlewich is events. We have the wonderful Folk and Boat (FAB) Festival held every year in June. We have a Roman festival that comes to town every four years. We have various heritage events to celebrate the salt industry, the canals and our Roman ancestors at different times throughout the year. Once a month we hold the Makers Market, where local artisans display their wares for sale, and we welcome musicians and performers into town for fun and entertainment.
And, of course, this year we host the amazing SCRIBE Literary Festival. Of course, I will say that, since I feel very proud of the work involved in bringing this festival to Middlewich. Oh yes, I am also acting as a judge for the short story competition! If you haven’t booked tickets for your preferred events, then please do so immediately. Our venues are small and cosy, so space is limited… See you soon!
*Photo credit – Judges image courtesy of Bare Bones Marketing