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Warwick School students received a public news announcement in true historical style.

All the boys gathered at the school to hear the annual address from the Warwick Town Crier, Michael Reddy. The Town Crier requested that the Head Master grant permission for an extra week’s holiday at half-term for the boys. This was greeted with huge cheers from the gathered pupils.

Warwick School students received a public news announcement in true historical style.

1950: Town Crier at Warwick School

Traditions at Warwick School are of particular importance and the invitation to the Town Crier is one that has been kept for many a year, dating back to at least 1912.

In the middle ages a Town Crier would have been the main means of important news communication, announcing in public as many people couldn’t read or write.

Michael Reddy collected £350, which Warwick School students kindly donated, for the Mayor’s charity, which this year was Molly Olly’s Wishes, a local charity which works to support children with terminal or life threatening illnesses and their families to help with their emotional wellbeing.