Kendal Town Council

Retirement of Kendal’s Town Crier – Could you be next in line?

Kendal’s long-standing Town Crier, Richard Mathews, will be retiring at the Mayor Making Ceremony on 16th May 2019.

Richard became Town Crier in 2008. He immediately threw himself into the role and is often to be seen around Kendal crying in support of festivals and events, as well as at our civic events. He also enjoyed taking part in Town Crier competitions around the UK. He has given invaluable service to the town over the past 11 years and the Town Council is very grateful for all his hard work.

We are now looking for a replacement. So if you enjoy public speaking, have a loud voice and love Kendal then please contact the Town Council for further information.

Richard Mathews said “It has been a privilege and an honour to have been Kendal’s Town Crier for the past few years. I have enjoyed meeting visitors from all over the world. By representing Kendal in competitions I was able to become a part of fellowship of Town Criers worldwide. As well as keeping alive a wonderful tradition, it has been tremendous fun.”

The Mayor of Kendal, Cllr Guy Tirvengadum said “The role of the Town Crier is a very unique and rewarding role that adds great value not only to Kendal Town Council but also to the many events which the Town Crier supports. Richard has done a fantastic job, he will be greatly missed and I am very grateful for his support during my Mayoral year.”


Have you got what it takes to be Kendal’s next Town Crier?

Do you have a loud voice? Do you enjoy speaking in public? Do you love Kendal and have a good knowledge of our wonderful town?

Full livery, expenses and attendance fee provided. There is the opportunity to do private work as well.

If you are interested, please contact the Town Clerk, Liz Richardson or Admin Assistant, Flo McMahon for more details at / or phone 01539 793490.

Closing date for Expressions of Interest 30th April 2019.