Town Crier of Seaford
Peter White was appointed Town Crier of Seaford having cried for the Queen’s Silver Jubilee in 1977. He is one of the longest serving Town Criers in the country. In 1980 he joined The Ancient and Honourable Guild of Town Criers.
In 1982 he was appointed Stadtausrufer to Bönningstedt, which became twinned with Seaford two years later. In 2002 he was made Town Crier of Crivitz, Bönningstedt’s German twin. As such he has been asked to cry in Bönningstedt, Hamburg and the former East Germany; as well as taking part in events in Paris and on a Channel ferry! He assisted in the opening of BBC Radio Sussex and won TV’s Surprise Chefs with Kevin Woodford, beating two other Criers.
In Seaford he is usually employed calling supporters to fetes, concerts and civic events. He has welcomed Father Christmas in his sleigh, conducted foreign students around historic Seaford, led brides to the alter and driven shoppers to distraction!
His calling is based upon historical fact, and his uniform is based on that worn by Town Sergeant and Mace Bearer William Woolgar in late Victorian years. William Woolgar served the ancient Corporation of Seaford. During Peter’s period of office he has officiated at the opening of Seaford Museum, foundation laying at the Barn Theatre and welcomed the new Seaford Town Council.
The Tourist Information Office or the Town Council Offices an always put you in touch if you require the services of the town’s loudest citizen.