Archive for April 27th, 2006

RIP Alfie Howard

icSouthlondon – Town crier legend dies.

Alfie Howard, Lambeth’s town crier, has died at the age of 93. I met him a couple of times when I lived in Brixton. He was a real character.

He walk into the pubs and trendy bars dressed like this, and people would buy him drinks (soft ones, he was getting on a bit) And the DJ would turn down the music so he could do his ‘hear yee’ bit..
Alfie Howard (c) Urban75.com
He always had a few pictures of himself with famous people including Prince Charles and, um, Peter Ustinov. In 2002 he was hit in the head by a crossbow bolt.. And he’s getting a street named after him

A real local gem who’ll be sadly missed.

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