Town Criers were present in Nova Scotia during the 19th century according to records. Possibly earlier, if the research will provide information. Modern day town crying in Canada was resurrected in 1974 by Peter Cox of Halifax. During the late 1970's and early 1980's the town criers of Nova Scotia were members of the Canadian Guild of Town Criers. In 1985, in Sydney, Cape Breton with an increase in town crier numbers throughout Canada, the Nova Scotia criers formed the N.S. Chapter of the Canadian Guild. In 1989 the Nova Scotia Guild of Town Criers was formally established, with signing of papers filed with the Nova Scotia Joint Stock office.
Nova Scotia has seen many town criers visit the Province, as 1978 to 1990 one of the world's major town crier competitions was held in Halifax at Historic Properties - The Halifax International Town Criers Championship. This was the premier town criers competition on the world stage until the World Championship Competition was established by the Ancient and Honourable Guild of Town Criers in England. Also in 1988 and 2009 an international challenge was staged in Middleton.
The NSGTC crest was designed by Bob Sanford, retired town crier and Korean Conflict veteran, of Liverpool.
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