Hear ye! Hear ye!

15th August 1953:  Town crier Ben Johnson of Cornwall practising with his son Benny (aged 11) at the National Town Criers' Championship at Hastings.  Johnson is five times winner of the contest.  (Photo by Fred Ramage/Keystone/Getty Images)

15th August 1953: Town crier Ben Johnson of Cornwall practising with his son Benny (aged 11) at the National Town Criers’ Championship at Hastings. Johnson is five times winner of the contest. (Photo by Fred Ramage/Keystone/Getty Images)

It’s International Town Criers Day. It’s a day to celebrate talking loud and making your voice heard. It’s a day to learn about what’s going on in the world and your community right now and then tell all your friends.

And it’s a good day to imagine what life must have been like before LINE and Twitter and Facebook. And even before TV and radio and newspapers. How did people get their news?

Other special days coming up this month? Sundae Sunday (July 19th is National Ice Cream Day), Tell An Old Joke Day (July 24th) and Parents’ Day (July 26th). Read more here: “15 Offbeat Holidays You Can Celebrate in July” (from Mental Floss)

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