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CORONATION EVENT: TOWN CRY
The Cry for the King will be performed by Mr Kerr at several places across Hyndburn during the celebrations, including in front of Accrington Town Hall at 2:00pm on Saturday 6 May 2023.
Written by Mr Kerr specifically for the special occasion, this Cry for the King has excitingly been adopted by the Loyal Company of Town Criers (one of two major Town Crier associations within the UK), meaning it will be heard around the country over the weekend.
Rawden Kerr, Great Harwood Town Crier, said:
“I am exceptionally proud that our Cry will be taken up around the UK as part of the upcoming Coronation celebrations. Having the opportunity to Cry in a royal Coronation is such a once in a generation privilege and I look forward to joining the people of Hyndburn in celebrating this momentous occasion.”
Town cries have a long tradition within local areas, dating back as early within Hyndburn as 1338 when Adam Nowell was awarded charter rights for Great Harwood. Traditionally, the Town Crier would begin their Cry accompanied by the ringing of a large hand bell to attract attention to their announcement. Mr Kerr continues to uphold this grand tradition today, making public pronouncements as required at ceremonials, fetes, and local events.
This historic cry can be heard in-person on Accrington Town Square on the 6 May as part of an exciting programme of free Coronation events and activities being held across the Borough.
|The Coronation Cry|
|Bank Mill Centre Great Harwood||Sat 6th||12noon|
|Accrington Town Square||Sat 6th||14:00|
|Rishton outside the Library||Sat 6th||15:00|
|Mercer Hall Great Harwood||Sat 6th||16:00|
|Town Gate Great Harwood||Sun 7th||13:30|
|Memorial Park Great Harwood||Sun 8th||14:00|
For more information about the upcoming events, check out Hyndburn Borough Council socials or head to the ‘events’ section of the website at: https://www.hyndburnbc.gov.uk/events/