A rather interesting character as it turns out.
John ‘Jacko’ Bosworth was Nuneaton’s last Town Crier. His job was to make public announcements in the street, getting people’s attention with his handbell and, I imagine, a rather loud voice! Jacko was the social media of his day in the early 20 century, relaying news of important events often before it appeared in the newspapers.
Sadly this distinctive local character was the last of his kind but we are fortunate to have his bell and rather natty official costume in our collection!