Pocklington town crier Geoff Sheasby is reminding Post readers that there is a £50 cash prize up for grabs to the person who can compose the best cry for Geoff to proclaim at the World Town Crier’s Tournament in Chester.
One of the three cries’ that Geoff will deliver is a home cry’ which extols the virtues of Pocklington as a great place to visit. The cry must begin with three Oyez’s’ and conclude with:
“So should you come round to our wonderful town, I’ll give you a white Yorkshire Rose. God Save the Queen!”
A minimum of 100 words, and a maximum of 125, is required, to include the above beginning and ending. The cry can be serious, or humorous. Usually, cries consist of rhyming couplets, but this is not essential.
Entries should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com, accompanied with name and contact number, by 1 July.
Geoff and Ed Asquith, the Pocklington Post editor, will judge the entries, and their decision is final. The winner will be announced in the Pocklington Post on 10 July.
So come on, you creative and literary buffs, put pen to paper or fingers to the computer keyboard, and get composing.