Monday 31st October

During the afternoon I was the town crier in Basildon Town Square for the relaunch of Props and Frocks from Battlesbridge.

I was the only one Not in costume, but in my TOWN CRIER UNIFORM

as the Town Crier in Basildon.

Chelmsford Town Crier TV Call for The Fixer in Basildon

Fancy that!

Richard Palmer and Alex Polizzi (left),

with Adele Wiseman and Rhys Ranson

The mayor of Basildon was there and an excellent show was put on for the youngsters.

Chelmsford Town Crier Richard Palmer at Props and Frocks in Battlesbridge, Essex for Halloween

In the evening I went to their shop for a serious party with the famous Hotel Inspector Alex Polizzi, who has been working with Props and Frocks for a new television series.

Chelmsford Town Crier with Alex Polizzi - The Fixer First Episode

Halloween Night in Battlesbridge, near Chelmsford, Essex

at the launch party of the newly designed shop for Props and Frocks

the fancy dress hire company on Monday 31st October 2011.

Here I was their MC, DJ and Firebreather for the evening.

The Town Crier that also breathes fire was out on Halloween night with Props and Frocks in Battlesbridge, essex

For better pictures of the fire breathing please go to the firebreather web site.

The following is an extract from the

Basildon, Billericay and Wickford Recorder

Thursday, 8 March 2012 Edition


“A FAMILY-RUN fancy dress business has been inundated with calls since appearing on a prime time television show.

Props and Frocks, in Rectory Lane, Battlesbridge, was featured on Alex Polizzi – the Fixer on BBC2 on Tuesday evening, which followed what it was like to be part of a family business.

The shop is run by the Wiseman family, including Adele, 44, her mother Joy, 66, son Ellis, 23 and daughter Rhys Ranson, 24, who were followed for six weeks by a camera crew and Ms Polizzi.

Adele, who manages the shop, said: “The phone hasn’t stopped ringing. We’ve had lots of people calling to say they enjoyed the programme and they would like to use us in the future.”