VIDEO: Hear ye, hear ye! Will the best town crier step forward

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Dressed in their finest period costumes, 15 talented men with exceptional clarity of speech came from far and wide to compete in one of Hastings’ oldest traditions - the National Town Criers’ Competition.

The Hastings’ town crier, Jon Bartholomew, said the origins of this historic event date back nearly a hundred years.

He said: “This is certainly one of the oldest, if not the oldest, competitions to be held probably in the world and I can trace its origins as far back as 1922.

“However, only for the last 64 of those years has it been sponsored by Hastings Borough Council.”

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