Peter Stemmer

Location: Darlington, County Durham
About me - Town Crier of Darlington, Toastmaster & Public Speaker..

I am Peter Stemmer BEM. From a humble start in the north west I progressed to have a successful, 22 year, military career. On re-entering civilian life I went into retail management with B&Q and Bookers before moving into convenience retailing. For 10 years I owned a Post Office and Store. Now as a very active retiree I run a PR and Marketing company called “The Voice for All Occasions”. I am a professional Town Crier, Toastmaster, Santa Claus and Public Speaker.

About my talk...

I am a stand alone speaker. My talk last about 45 minutes but can be tailored to any length to suit the venue. I  will stay after the talk and answer questions if required. I have given my talks to many types of group, Formal after dinner, Masons, Probus U3A, W.I. and Church groups are just a few. At present I am delivering a talk about the history of  Town Crying, past and present (see below). I have delivered this talk for 12 years and whilst new events keep it fresh, it is always well received with many comments about not only being entertaining but also very informative.


I charge £60 for Darlington and a 10 mile radius. For venues further afield I would charge a reasonable, pre
agreed, travel fee. For large groups of a 100 plus there maybe a different fee. For Local charities or small groups it is often possible to negotiate a lower fee.

My Contact Details:

01325 247784


Don't Shoot the Messenger!

I am Peter Stemmer BEM and I have the honour to be the Town Crier of and Ambassador for the Magnificent Quaker Town of Darlington. I deliver a very interesting, entertaining, informative and anecdotal talk on Town Crying past and present. What did a Town Crier do? What did he wear? How long were Town Criers active? My predecessor died in 1895. Why do we have Town Criers today? Just a few of the questions that will addressed. Many groups invite me back so I can give even more detail.

This is a light hearted talk with lots of amusing anecdotes and I present in full livery.


A Professional Toastmaster and Town Crying Service

Peter Stemmer, the founder of Crying-Out-Loud, is the Town Crier for the magnificent town of Darlington.

Darlington’s motto is Optima Petamus “Let us seek the best”.

This motto could be applied to everything Peter does. He has over forty years of experience, more than half being gained in the military. He has hosted, organised, and compered a wide variety of functions from formal dinners to fetes and concerts.

As you would expect, from someone with such experience, Peter is a top class organiser with a keen eye for detail. He is a wordsmith of note and has, when required, a keen sense of humour.

If you are looking for a professional Town Crier or Toastmaster then your search is over. Please visit my website and see what Peter, or Peter together with Marilyn, his wife and escort, can do for you.


Peter Stemmer Contact Details:

01325 247784


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