Hans Van Laethem, Town Crier of Ninove in Belgium, has been
the Town Crier of Ninove since 1987, officially recognised since
He is Chairman of the European Guild of Town Criers
and took part in both of the previous Chester World
Tournaments. Hans was runner up in Ghent in 2000, European
Champion in Newquay and Cromer (2002 and 2006), Belgian Champion in
2004, and World Champion in Maryborough, Australia, in 2005.
Hans has twice opened the Chingay parade in Singapore, and
became famous in Chester for drinking the yard of ale.
"I look forward to meeting my friends in Chester again. It is a
different kind of competition to those I am used to, but always
very well organised and fun", said Hans.
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