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    Len Sweales

    Town Crier

    Len Sweales was appointed the Wells Town Crier in 2001 after the sudden death of Les Long in November 2000.

    During his time as Town Crier Len has met numerous celebrities and famous people. In 2002 he met Her Majesty The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh when they visited Wells as part of their Golden Jubilee. He has also met the cast and crew of 'Hot Fuzz' including Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, Richard E Grant & Rory Bremner (pictured) to name but a few.

    Len has taken part in many Town Crier competitions, he won 'The Championship' in Mells in 2006 & 2008. Added to this he has also won best 'Cry Content' and 'Best Dressed Crier'

    For many years Len has played various roles with the Wells Little Theatre including The Dame in local panto productions.

    Len's career in The London Fire Brigade spanned over thirty years, he retired in 1997 in the rank of Divisional Officer, and moved to Wells from Camberley, Surrey in October 2000.

    Len married Rosemary in 1969 and together they have two children Emma and Sarah. Len and Rosemary have 3 grandchildren called Harrison, Cameron and Aimee.

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