Alan Myatt

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Alan Myatt 1

Alan summarises his early life, joining the GODS, and the GODS' move to the Picturedrome Theatre

Alan Myatt 2

Alan remembers how the tradition of creating an annual Mock Mayor of Barton came to be revived

Alan Myatt 3

Alan discusses the origins of the Mock Mayor, mentioning the Siege of Gloucester

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Alan Myatt 4

Alan discusses his joy at being able to entertain

Alan Myatt 5

Alan lists the places in which he is or has been Town Crier

Alan talks about the GODS, the Mock Mayor and the joy of entertaining

By Paul Evans

Alan, Gloucester's high profile Town Crier, holds the world record for the cry of "Oyez, oyez, oyez" at 112.8 decibels, and holds another world record for vocal endurance.  A Gloucester man born and bred, Alan has entered fully into the life of the City, including as a member of the Gloucester Operatic and Dramatic Society (GODS), throughout the time that the Society was based at the Picturedrome.  He was instrumental in the revival of the annual appointment of a Mock Mayor of Barton Street, a story which Alan recounts with his trademark good humour.  You can find more information about the Mock Mayors here and in Alan's third audio clip.  Finally, Alan talks about his enjoyment at being able to entertain, including the story of how Mr Toad came to take over the airwaves! 

We are grateful to Alan for allowing us to take these photographs from his web site, which you can access using this link.

This page was added by Paul Evans on 18/10/2012.