Big-voiced John takes on historic role
A FORMER butcher says he is relishing his new role as the Town Crier.
John Parsons was chosen after an appeal by Macclesfield Town Council.
Since his appointment two months ago, John’s big voice has been heard bellowing at events in the town centre.
John is a retired butcher and now works as a county court clerk.
He said: “It is a great honour and privilege to be appointed as the Macclesfield Town Crier.
“Macclesfield has a fine and amazing history and I will do my utmost to promote the town, in both the businesses and tourism, and all the town has to offer, and I look forward to appearing in and around the town and of course promoting any of the local businesses and charities.”
It isn’t the first time John has played the role of crier. He performed the duties for Sir Richard Wilbraham of Rode Hall.
Macclesfield Town Council re-introduced the historic role into civic life after it was axed many years ago, setting aside £2,000 for the costume.
The council said John ‘wowed’ them with his ‘very enthusiastic, clear and professional cries’, during the interview process.
John Parsons is Macclesfield’s new Town Crier