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.

Colin Thackery

Four Peaks

The four Scouts from the Scout Association undertaking the ‘Cry for Peace Around the World’ at 6.55pm on the 8th May on behalf of the youth of the Nation from the top of the four highest Peaks in the United Kingdom as part pf VE Day 75.

Scafell Pike

England

Scafell Pike England Daniel Weekes

Daniel Weekes

Mount Snowdon

Wales

Mount Snowdon Wales Ioan Foster

Ioan Foster

Ben Nevis

Scotland

Ben Nevis Scotland Connor Chalmers

Connor Chalmers

Slieve Donard

Northern Ireland

Slieve Donard Northern Ireland Luke Hamilton

Luke Hamilton

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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Uckfield Town Council, 08-05-2020, Uckfield, East Sussex, United Kingdom, Mr Ian Bedwell, Uckfield Town Crier
  • St Helen's Church, 08-05-2020, Penisa'rwaun, Gwynedd, United Kingdom, Selwyn GRIFFITH
  • The Grouped Parishes of Craigs, Dunaghy and Killagan, 08-05-2020, The Grouped Parishes of Craigs, Dunaghy and Killagan Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/cdkgroupedparishes, County Antrim, United Kingdom, Rev Adrian Halligan
  • Aiken County Veterans Affairs, 08-05-2020, Aiken County Veterans Park, United States, Dwight Bradham
  • Holywell Town Council, 08-05-2020, Panton Place Memorial Gardens, Flintshire, United Kingdom, Town Mayor Paul Johnson