Martin Wood was the double for Michael Carter, who played the Spirit of Christmas Future when Dickens’ Christmas Carol was filmed in Shrewsbury, and with Ebeneezer Scrooge’s ‘grave’ in St Chad’s graveyard it is quite fitting that he will be launching St Chad’s Christmas Fair at 2pm on 11th December.  The event finishes at 4pm.

Jane Peate, the Fair’s organiser said: “Martin Wood has been the Town Crier for Shrewsbury since 1984 and is an accomplished Town Crier, toastmaster and guide so we are delighted that Martin can open our Christmas Fair in style!  Father Christmas will arrive shortly afterwards with small gifts for children so the event (which finishes at 4pm) promises some fabulous festive spirit”.

Jane’s details: 07999 584291. Email