17th January 2014

Search on for Lotto millionaire


IT COULD BE YOU: Town crier Tony Appleton with Cllr Rob Benham

HAVERING was given a wake-up call on Monday by The National Lottery town crier as the search continues for the EuroMillions millionaire raffle ticket-holder yet to claim their £1million prize.
With the deadline to claim the prize just days away, The National Lottery town crier visited Romford as part of a tour of Havering where the ticket was bought for the draw on Friday July 26 2013.
Joining town crier Tony Appleton in his quest was Havering councillor, Robert Benham, who is keen to find the lucky ticket-holder and help ensure that the Romford postcode (RM) maintains its position as the luckiest national lottery postcode in the country.
A National Lottery spokesperson said: "Despite best efforts, the £1million prize for the ticket bought in the London Borough of Havering remains unclaimed. We know that the area is already very lucky, it even sports a National Lottery ceremonial flag declaring Romford as 'The UK's Luckiest Postcode'. Let's hope that the luck holds and the ticket-holder comes forward in these final days."
The National Lottery town crier and Havering's Councillor Benham received their own taste of the millionaire lifestyle as they were chauffeured about the region in a convertible Maserati Gran Cabrio courtesy of The National Lottery.
With starting prices from £97,000, the winner of the unclaimed prize might choose to pick one up as a city run-about.
The ticket was bought just three days after the National Lottery town crier, Tony Appleton, announced the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's new son, and heir to the throne, Prince George.
Anyone who believes they have the winning ticket for any of the National Lottery draws within the 180-day deadline should call the National Lottery Line on 0845 910 0000.

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29th October 2013

Looks like 2014 is going to be another busy year, I have just received an audition for Britain's Got Talent!

September 2013



A Big Thank you to Scott at, Hand & Lock for the design and the hard work their embroidery team put into making this fantastic badge.

23rd July 2013

It's a boy!

Tony Appleton truly earned the title ‘The Royal Crier’ when he made history by proclaiming the birth of Prince George to the world on the steps of the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington.

He took the world’s media by surprise by making the announcement at a time when most of the media assembled outside had no idea that the Royal baby had been born and most thought he had been sent by the Queen to tell the world!!



Tony appeared on TV stations, radio stations and in press the world over as he announced the below: -

"On this day the 22 of July in the year 2013, we welcome ... a future king.
The first born of their royal highness the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
The Third in line to the throne.
May he be long-lived, happy and glorious and one day reign over us.

God Save the Queen."

A selection of his news appearances can be seen below...

BBC News - Royal baby: Town crier announces news of Prince William and Catherine's son
The Telegraph - Royal baby: Town crier heralds birth of future king outside Lindo Wing
El Pais (Spanish National Press) - Kate Middleton has given birth: The baby is a boy!
News.Com.AU - Royal baby: Town crier Tony Appleton announces birth of William and Kate's baby son
Sydney Morning Herald - Town crier Tony Appleton delivers news of a future king
The Age (Austalia) - Town crier announces birth to cheers
Heart FM - Town Crier Announces Royal Baby
US Magazine - Royal Baby Born: Town Crier Announces Birth of Kate Middleton, Prince William's Son
Perez Hilton - The Town Crier Announces The Birth Of Prince William & Kate Middleton's Son!
Business Insider Australia - ROYAL BABY: Check Out This Amazingly Theatrical Town Crier Announcing The Birth
USA Today - First Take: Royal baby's royal ride
Daily Mail - Town Crier Tony Appleton announces the birth of the baby boy outside the Lindo Wing.
Herald Sun (Australia) - Royal baby: Town crier Tony Appleton announces birth of William and Kate's baby son
The Telegraph - Royal Baby: top five moments of the Great Kate Wait
The Mirror - Royal baby news: The Twitter of tiny feet as William and Kate announce arrival online in historic first
East Anglian Daily Times - Thinking of the late Princess Diana as her first grandchild is born
Yahoo! News - How town crier Tony, 76, announced the royal birth
Brisbane Times - Town crier announces birth to cheers
Brisbane Times - It's a future king!
Brisbane Times - Birth reporting goes royally mad
Boston Globe - Britian rejoices over arrival of a new royal heir
The Mirror - Royal baby news announced by town crier who turned up randomly to join celebration
Epoch Times (USA) - Town Crier Announces Royal Birth to Crowds
Ottawa Citizen - Welcome to the world, little prince
NY Daily News - Kate Middleton gives birth to baby boy! Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William welcome tiny prince
Fox News - It's a son for Will and Kate
Global News (Canada) - William and Kate thank hospital for baby care
Yahoo! Shine - The Buzz Around Royal Crier Tony Appleton
CNN - Town crier announces birth of royal baby [video]
MSN - Town crier welcomes royal arrival
The Telegraph - Town crier heralds birth of future king [video]
Heart FM - Royal Baby Town Crier [audio]

June 2013

Have been chosen once again to lead Armed Forces Day Parade in Romford the is Saturday 28th June, this will be the biggest turn out yet.

Town crier announces jobs on offer

JOB vacancies in Colchester were advertised rather unusually - with the help of a town crier.

Internet directory company Ufindalocal.com want to find 25 more sales staff for its Colchester call centre.

To spread word of the vacancies the company asked town crier Tony Appleton to announce the roles around Colchester town centre yesterday.

To find out more about the roles call the company’s Brentwood office on 01277 897808.

May 2013

RUM GLORIOUS RUM: Tony's bread and butter recipe for success Oyez, Oyez, Oyez!!

March 2013

Town crier visits Brent to launch affordable housing development in Wembley

A shared ownership flat in Elizabeth House promises to be cheaper than renting.

The message was as clear as a bell in Wembley today as a new affordable housing development was launched offering residents a greater chance of getting on the property ladder.

Elizabeth House, a new housing block in Wembley High Road, was officially launched and promoted by Town Crier Lord Tony Appleton who marched down the High Road ringing his famous bell to proclaim the news.

Joining Lord Appleton at the launch was Leader of Brent Council, Cllr Muhammed Butt and Cllr Krupa Sheth, a Wembley Central ward councillor.

The housing block, which consists of one, two and three bedroom apartments is managed by Octavia Living (OL) who say buying one of the homes through a shared ownership scheme will be cheaper than renting.

Situated at the east end of Wembley High Road, a typical one bedroom shared ownership at Elizabeth House costs roughly £755 a month for mortgage, rent and service charge. Whereas a typical one bedroom new build rental property would cost around £1100 to £1150 per month.

Speaking after the event Cllr Butt said: "It was a great pleasure" to help launch the new development.

He said: "One of my priorities is to ensure that local residents have access to high quality housing at a reasonable cost.

"Shared ownership is an excellent way for people to get on the housing ladder and buy a new property."

Shared ownership offers first time buyers a great opportunity to get onto the property ladder. The government backed scheme enables purchasers to buy the share they can afford, between 25 per cent and 75 per cent of the property, with a subsidised rent paid on the remaining share.

Sue Dance, head of sales and marketing at OL said: "The development offers first time buyers the opportunity to buy a share of a brand new, high specification home at a substantially lower monthly cost compared to renting locally".

February 2013

Food Glorious Food have just published their book - a must buy - and see me and my bread and butter pudding.

The TV series starts Wed 27th February on ITV at 8pm for 9 weeks, of which I will be appearing on April 3rd, plus others.

January 2013

I’m ready to start the New Year, so please keep an eye out for me as I will be appearing in a new ITV series called Food Glorious Food, which should hit screens at the end of February. This is a big break for me!

January 2013

June 2012

On the 18th June 2012, I attended the Realms, Territories and Dependencies Diamond Jubilee reception. I am very proud to have received a letter of thanks from Andrew Rosindell M.P. Click the image below to read the letter.

January 2012

What an end to January 2012! I was interviewed on The One Show on BBC Friday night, and have been interviewed by Anglia TV. And yes, I have also been selected for the Closing Ceremony of The Olympics as The Town Crier. I am now known as The Olympic Town Crier.

January 2012

I have received the news I have been waiting for - I am going to be in the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics!

January 2012

A great start to the year! I Led London's Royal Borough Mayors & Mayors Bus in the London New Year's Day Parade, and have also been given a special Limited Edition certificate and medal from The Duty Lord Lieutenant of London and The Lord Mayor of The City of London as London's Parade Town Crier.

I have also been involved in the big launch in Chelmsford for The International Year of Co-Operatives.

November 2011

What an end to Year 2011 after leading the New Years Day Parade and now I have had an audition for the Opening & Closing Ceremony of the Olympics. I have got one more audition then a decision will be made in 6 weeks. Watch this space...

December 2010

Click the image below to read my feature in the Chronicle.


November 2010

It's been a fantastic year for The Town Crier, just ordered a new hat mega bucks. Been so busy with Toby Inns, a great company to work for.

Still got plenty of work, 3 Days in Bury St Edmunds, 2 Days in Romford, 1 Day in Walthamstow and Victoria Evening Ingatestone.

I have to keep fit for all this work - 80 lengths swimming each day plus half hour exercise bike plus 70 sit-ups.
20 December 2009

London's Town Crier, Peter Moore, passed away on 20th December 2009. He was a good friend of mine and will be dearly missed.
28 October 2009

Tony at Ipswich Wed 28th Oct working for Boots, it was also Graduation day & this graduate could not resist a picture with yours truly.
October 2009

Captain Tony and his team of Town Criers helped House of Fraser have record 2 day sale. Quote from Josie Hunt PR Promotional Manager – "I would like to thank you and the other Criers for making the event very successful"
October 2009

Tony at the launch of Infopoint Services provided by Chelmsford Borough Council & Essex County Council, seen here with Councillor Kevin Bentley representing Essex County Council.
29 December 2006

My Biggest Assignment
My biggest assignment ever was at Caesar's Palace Las Vegas in 2006 where my idols Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra have performed before.

This was a corporate event for a major US Corporation and I had to remember a lot of tortuous titles-but ever the professional!

Another wonderful event is the Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fair where I have to introduce the civic dignitaries each year from the balcony of the Athenaeum where Dickens gave a lecture and across the square from the elegant Angel Inn where he stayed.