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  • "Mrs Waring needs to step back and take a long look at herself. The post of Town Crier has a long tradition in this country. Her beef has always been with the uniform, and who supplied it and should control it.

    Mrs. Waring. Did you resign from Darwen Historical Society in December 2009 saying "But now it’s time for me to walk away"?

    Woman. Its a four year old suit of clothes, made for a man who has done a lot for Darwen as town crier, without remuneration. Take the suit back if you will, bit I'll tell you something. You'll never get a man to fill Mr Meleady's shoes in this job, let alone the suit.

    Get a life."
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Darwen recruiting a new town crier

LETTER Coun Anthony Meleady

LETTER Coun Anthony Meleady

First published in Darwen

THE future of Darwen’s town crier has been clarified.

Last week confusion reigned after members of the Darwen Research Group, which is in charge of the role, said Coun Anthony Meleady had verbally resigned prior to Friday’s Olympic bell ringing event.

But Coun Meleady hit back, saying he had only said he didn’t want to look after the uniform any more.

Yesterday, Dot Waring of the research group, said that a final decision had been reached.

She said: “A letter has been sent to Councillor Meleady by our secretary, saying that we accept his resignation.

“We will now be going through the proper routes to recruit a new town crier.”

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