The winner of the 2014 World Town Crier Tournament in Chester last week hails from Ontario in Canada.

Chris Whyman was declared champion at a final in Chester Cathedral on Saturday, August 23.

Inclement weather meant that the planned contest in Abbey Square had to be moved to the south transept of the cathedral.

Chester town crier David Mitchell said: “The ground was waterlogged after heavy rain so we went with Plan B and moved into the cathedral.

“There were big crowds and it worked well, with everyone sheltered from the rain.”

Criers entered the contest, which ran from August 20-23, from England, Wales, Ireland, Germany, Holland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the Channel Islands and the USA.

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