Michael Wood regains British Championship Title

On behalf of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Michael Wood presents a civic gift to Councillor Richard Hobbs, Mayor of the City of Ely.

East Riding of Yorkshire’s town crier, Michael Wood, has been crowned as the best in Britain for the fifth time after scooping the title at The Loyal Company of Town Criers (LCTC) British Town Criers’ Championship.

The event saw competitors contest in the City of Ely, Cambridgeshire, and perform their ‘home cry’ for which they shout the praises of the areas they represent. Michael’s opening, that he particularly enjoys to deliver, includes the lines: “Great news folks, artist David Hockney’s favourite county East Riding of Yorkshire awaits. Yes, be excited… especially people from Lancashire.” The county capital Beverley gets a mention as does Bridlington, the latter of whom Michael tells his audience that they should: “Experience an old fashioned donkey ride or perhaps an energising swim in Bridlington Bay… Acapulco of the Northeast.”

Michael is Master of Reception and Toastmaster for the Business Awards Evening Event.