Residents of a Wiltshire town will be treated to a unique event which has attracted competitors from around the world.

Calne is set to host the unique Ancient and Honourable Guild of Town Criers Championship, which pits town criers from all over the world against each other.

The competition will be held on Saturday, July 15, in the town centre, on the banks of the River Marden, and will feature over 30 town criers from across the UK, Bermuda, Nova Scotia and Australia.

Award winning town crier Mark Wylie, who won the inaugural competition in Chard, is hosting the event which will consist of two rounds, beginning at 10.30am and 2pm.

Four judges will determine the winner based on four categories - clarity and volume, direction and inflection, accuracy and best dressed.

Calne Town Council’s head of business Mark Edwards said: “It is a great honour for Calne to host the Ancient and Honourable Guild of Town Criers Championship.

“We look forward to welcoming all of the competitors, from near and far, and sharing the pageantry and sense of occasion with Calne residents.”