Mahogany - Height 18 inches
Kevin Griffiths, the town cryer
of Barnoldswick, Lancashire, commissioned this carving as the prize for
their local Town Cryer competition. The winner keeps the prize for two
years and then it is fought for again.
When we discussed the design, it
was obvious that he wanted a typical town cryer stance with an
outstretched arm ringing a bell. Unfortunately that sort of design is
unlikely to withstand the rigours of normal life and in a very short
time the arm will fall off. I suggested that a more relaxed, "I have
just finished my part in the competition" stance would be more suitable
as it kept the bell and the scroll protected by being close to the body.
here to see