Dorchester’s well-known Town Crier, Alistair Chisholm has won the Town Crying National Championships for the 10th time – equalling the record set in 1973 by Ben Johnson of Fowey.

Alistair-crier-winThe Town Criers’ National Championships are held each year in Hastings, where Alistair competed in two rounds, one giving his ‘home cry’ extolling the virtues of Dorchester and the second on the given subject of the anniversary of VE Day.

Alistair Chisholm said: “When you have a town like Dorchester to cry about, how can you fail? I’m delighted to tell the world about this place and so pleased to have won.” Dorchester’s mayor, Richard Biggs, said it was a “tremendous achievement”.

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