Funeral for Fred is today

This Is Wiltshire: Funeral for Fred is today Funeral for Fred is today

The funeral of Swindon’s town crier, Fred Ferris, takes place today at Kingsdown Crematorium.

Fred, 82, passed away on November 22. On the town criers circuit, Fred was much admired by his peers and won numerous awards.

He won Best Dressed Town Crier more than 10 times and in 2011 he won the Best Content of Cry Award. The most prestigious award Fred received was the Loyal Company of Town Criers’ Badge Of Honour. The funeral will be held at midday.

Family flowers only, however donations would be appreciated to RNLI c/o Hillier Funeral Service, 170 Victoria Road, Swindon, SN1 3DF.

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