Oyez! New town crier revealed

Winning Town Crier candidate David Birdsall . pic Richard Ponter  154318d
Winning Town Crier candidate David Birdsall . pic Richard Ponter 154318d

Oyez! The winner of the battle to become Scarborough’s new town crier has been revealed.

Strong candidate David Birdsall bellowed his way to victory and has been appointed as Scarborough’s new town crier.

This morning David took on Darren Foster in the battle and the pair auditioned their cries in front of a panel of judges and a crowd of onlookers.

Following his performance, David, 67, said: “I want to be an ambassador for Scarborough and I think this could be a pinnacle of my life after years of various public speaking.

“I think if I can do my best to help promote Scarborough I’ll be very pleased about that.”

When the honourary freeman of the borough Alan Booth MBE, who held the position for over 30 years, announced his retirement the search for a new town crier began.

David will now ring the bell as town crier and take on the role as an ambassador for the town and the responsibilities that come with it.