‘Town crier’ Farmer has died
WELL KNOWN ‘town crier’ Hartley Llewellyn Farmer has died.
The 70-year-old, a regular in the streets of Bridgetown armed with his trusty bull horn, will be buried tomorrow. The first service will take place at the James Street Methodist Church at 1:30 p.m. and then St Augustine Anglican Church for a 4 p.m. service and interment in the churchyard.
The former Belair, St George resident and retired employee of Government House became known for his roaming The City using a mega phone to address shoppers and passers-by. He was particularly remembered for his urging of shoplifters to leave town.
As he ducked between Broad Street and Swan Street, Farmer implored those within ear shot to “come out” of the stores if they knew that they did not have any money. In between the advice, Hartley often paused to greet well-wishers. (AC)