• Bob Smytherman Cleaning his Town Crier Bell
    Tieran Meets the World,  UK

    The Man who Cries for a Town

    The Man who Cries for a Town | Worthing’s Town Crier Keeps an Age-Old British Tradition Alive VIDEO [Article Below] Summary: Worthing is home to one of 144 official Town Criers in the UK. Bob Smytherman has been preserving the ancient tradition of Town Crier in the West Sussex town for 7 years, and has become a living part of Worthing’s identity. But what does a Town Crier do, how do you become one, and how do Town Criers fit into the modern world? I spoke with Bob on Worthing pier about what Town Crying means to him to find out more.  Salty sea air funnels through a shopping arcade, waves…

  • Steyning from Above
    Steyning,  Tieran Meets the World,  UK

    Lockdown in my Hometown | Steyning

    Lockdown Gives Sussex Locals Time to Reflect in Steyning VIDEO [Article Below] Summary: How did the coronavirus lockdown impact a small British Town? How do residents feel the community has changed during the pandemic? And what was it like to grow up in Steyning, a quaint English town? In this closer to home episode of Tieran Meets the World, I returned to Steyning, my hometown, after 1.5 years on the road as a pandemic swept across the world. In the midst of all the Covid restrictions, I spoke to locals in socially distanced interviews to find out how they thought their community had changed during the lockdowns.  Home at Last…