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A picture of a Welsh Border Town Crier. The City of Chester is the only place in Britain to have retained the tradition of regular midday proclamations at a fixed place and time – Tuesday to Saturday, May to August, at noon, at the High Cross (10.30am on Race Days) (2010). Located at the pedestrianised intersection of the four main streets of Chester, the High Cross has been the site of proclamations since the Middle Ages. Indeed it was on this very spot in 1646, following the Great Siege of Chester, that King Charles I was proclaimed a traitor. As one writer has said, “At the Cross we are upon ground hallowed by as long a succession of civic incidents as any spot in our kingdom”.
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