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Tuesday, 29 December 2009

London's Town Crier, Peter Moore RIP

I have had the great pleasure of meeting Peter Moore at a fair few events in London over the years and was actually introduced at one event by him - "My Lords, Ladies and gentlemen, I present Mr Andrew Reeves" a great honour.

Peter unfortunately died in his sleep on the 20 December aged 70.

Peter had been London's Town Crier for 31 years and the forthcoming New Years Day Parade in the City of London will be a sad affair without him, as he has appeared at every one of the New Year's Day parades and had already recorded scenes welcoming revellers to Friday's event.

Bob Bone, the parade's executive director, said he was due to be presented with a lifetime achievement award on January 1 and the recorded scenes will now be shown as a tribute.

Peter Moore was the Town Crier for the Mayor of London and the Greater London Authority, Town Crier for the City of Westminster, Freeman and Liveryman of the City of London, Deputy Macebearer of the London Borough of Southwark, Tipstaff and Town Crier for the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, Town Crier for the London Borough of Southwark, Town Crier for the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Town Crier for the London Borough of Merton, Town Crier for the London Borough of Haringey, Town Crier for the London Borough of Redbridge and Town Crier to the Mayor and citizens of the London Borough of Ealing.

Peter Moore was Mr London and will be sorely missed.

Peter Moore's last official engagement was at the Mayor of Southwark's Christmas reception the day before his death.

The Liberal Democrat Mayor of Southwark, Councillor Jeff Hook, said: "He was a really kind and caring person who strived to carry out his official duties even when not enjoying the best of health.

"Peter was a close friend and a strong supporter of my election to the office of Mayor."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes Andrew we will miss Peter Moore RIP
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