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Philip Holliday

26 June 1952 - October 2001

Town mourns former crier

Tributes have been paid to Worthing's former town crier who has died at the age of 49.

Philip Holliday was appointed to the civic office in 1980 and was a well-known figure around the town in his frock coat and tricorn hat.

The consultant engineer was renowned for his booming bass baritone voice, friendly manner and ruddy countryman-style complexion.

His funeral will be on October 19 at Worthing Crematorium.

Today mayor Valerie Sutton said: "During his time as town crier he was a great asset to the town."

Mr Holliday, who lived in Athelstan Road, Worthing, before moving to Littlehampton, gave up the role about five years ago.

Worthing council leader Brian Lynn said: "I knew Philip for many years and I am sad to hear the news.

"He was town crier when I was mayor and he added a lot of colour to the town and was a popular figure wherever he went. He was a great character, just the type of person you needed for that position.

"His laugh was just the sort of thing to get everybody going. He will be very much missed."

In his youth Mr Holliday won many trophies at Worthing Music Festival and later became an adult leader with Worthing Sea Scouts.

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