leads Wareham Carnival parade
Christmas 2006, Wareham Town Council interviewed 5 applicants
for the post of Wareham town crier, and Jacquie Hall
was the successful applicant. She was appointed to this
honorary position on January 1st 2007.
Jacquie can be seen in the centre of town, and at the
market on the Quay, on a Saturday morning. Jacquie has
also accompanied the Wareham Mayor during the Beating
of the Bounds in Poole Harbour, and greeted guests at
the Mayor's various charity events. Her duties include
many civic duties during the year, which includes the
Civic Parade, Mayor Making, Mayor's Reception and Christmas
Party, and Remembrance Day parade.
Jacquie enters into Town Crier competitions around the
South and abroad, promoting Wareham and the surrounding
area. She has come first at Melksham, and had a creditable
equal third at Lyme Regis, and a second at Ilminster.
The judging criteria includes volume, clarity, inflection
She runs the annual Wareham Town Criers' competition
on the green by the river on the second Saturday of
July, when many criers visit our lovely town, and make
a very colourful addition to the atmosphere. She is
now retired from Purbeck District Council where she
worked for 29 years, and she was a Dorset Button for
28 years. She now sings with the Wareham Whalers, again
home and abroad, promoting the art of sea shanty singing.
If that wasn't enough, she is also secretary of the
Wareham Twinning, and of the Dorset Twinning Association.
Her spare time is also taken fundraising for Purbeck
Youth & Community Foundation, and volunteering at the
Outside the Saturday market