Tributes are being paid to Sandown's much-loved town crier who has died aged 80.
John Davies was a familiar face in the town, having appeared at many events over the years, including Sandown Carnival.
He most-recently turned out for Sandown's Platinum Jubilee Celebrations over the weekend and opened the Big Picnic at Brown’s Golf Course on Sunday (5).
Posting on Facebook, Sandown Carnival said:
"It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Sandown’s much loved town crier John Davies.
"John was a huge character at our events, a former committee member and a great supporter of carnival, he will be sadly missed by us all.
"Rest in peace John."
It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Sandown’s much loved town crier John Davies. John was...Posted by Sandown Carnival on Tuesday, June 7, 2022