International town criers heading to Helmsley contest

Some of the sponsors of the competition get into training with Helmsley's town crier David Hinde.
Some of the sponsors of the competition get into training with Helmsley's town crier David Hinde.

Helmsley’s first ever Town Crier competition is to play host to two town criers from across the other side of the world.

Ed Christopher, who represents the City of Hamilton in Bermuda, and Jim Stewart of New Glasgow in Nova Scotia, have both confirmed they will compete in the event on Saturday 21 July. A further 18 town criers from across the UK will also take part along with competitors representing Scarborough, Filey, Knaresborough, Malton and Norton.

David Hinde, Helmsley’s town crier, and the Helmsley in Business group will host the competition.

He said: “It’s an absolute coup to have Ed and Jim coming from their respective countries.”