Mr Bert Waldron, Torrington town crier and eight times British champion, has, at the age of 68, retired on health grounds.
His stentorian voice was first heard officially in1930 but five years later he gave up the job. In 1954 he made a comeback and two years later, at Hastings, he won his first national championship. The job took him to America and to the Continent as well as to radio and TV studios and plush hotels, and he was featured on a pop record.
Gazette article dated October 1971