No record this time for crying out loud

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AS a town crier he has plenty to shout about. But Bridlington’s town crier David Hinde was unable to shatter the world record for the loudest shout set by a teacher 20 years ago.

Annalisa Wray set the record at 121.7 decibels in Belfast in 1994, shouting the word “quiet”, but Mr Hinde achieved 114.8 decibels in a record-breaking attempt at Sewerby Hall.

However Mr Hinde, a bass baritone, who has played many roles in amateur dramatics and operatics, said he was delighted to have broken the record for the loudest cry set by any town crier, which had stood for 22 years at 112.8 decibels.