Cry for Peace
Friday 8th May 2020 (Bank Holiday)
6.55pm (Local Time) – A Cry for Peace Around the World
Town Criers and other people around the world will be undertaking a special international Cry for Peace Around the World in all manner of locations. You don’t have to be a Town Crier to take part. This could be undertaken by your Lord Lieutenant, DL, Mayor, Mayor, High Steward, Civic Mace or Sword Bearer, or even a member of your local community. A copy of the text can be downloaded from the website so that you can perform the Cry at a location of your choice.
The Nation’s grandad, Colin Thackery leads the Nation’s Pensioners in the Cry for Peace Around the World
The many thousands of pubs throughout the United Kingdom will be encouraged to ring their pub bells and invite their local Town Criers and members of their local communities to undertake the ‘Cry for Peace Around the World. In the Market Place, in Ypres Belgium, three Town Criers – Peter, Nick and Andrea, will be undertaking the ‘Cry’ together in English, French and Dutch.
“I was extremely honoured to be asked to lead the Nation’s Pensioners in the ‘Cry for Peace Around the World’ at 6.55pm on Friday 8th May 2020 as part of VE Day 75, by Bruno Peek LVO OBE OPR, Pageantmaster, VE Day 75,” said Colin.
“My ‘Cry’ will coincide with the ones being made by four young Scouts undertaking it from the top of the four highest mountains in the United Kingdom that evening – Ben Nevis, SCOTLAND, Slieve Donald, NORTHERN IRELAND, Scafell Pike, ENGLAND and Mount Snowdon, WALES, along with the many thousands of others from all walks of life doing similar that day.”
To take part click here to register your event and enter your details.