NAILSWORTH in Stroud, Gloucestershire to host Ancient and Honourable Guild of Town Criers competition.
TOWN criers will call their messages loud and clear when two competitions challenge their vocal chords in Nailsworth this summer.
The Ancient and Honourable Guild of Town Criers Championships and the Cotswold Championships will combine in the town on June 29.
Some 30 criers are expected, although Nailsworth's very own town crier Tony Evans won't be taking part.
"I'm not allowed to, as its on home soil," said Mr Evans, 74, who marks his 20th year as a town crier in 2013.
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Entrants from right around the UK will cry in the Mortimer Gardens, Nailsworth, in both morning and afternoon challenges.
"The first task they'll cry 125 words about their home," Mr Evans said. "Then in the afternoon I've set the task, 125 words about either the Gloucestershire Regiment and back badge or WH Davis' relationship to Nailsworth.
"We are hoping this occasion will attract visitors to our delightful town and give them an insight into town crying, the way the news was told in yesteryear."
Retired engineering toolmaker and one-time publican Mr Evans is also town crier for nearby Minchinhampton, where he lives.