I was thinking about this this morning. Years ago Crabmaster Harris felt a disruption in the fawcett and passed the duties of lime caller, and though i didn't feel accomplished enough to do the job, i was certainly keen - and for a couple of years I enjoyed cornering the tortoise and sealing him with straw in the airing cupboard. But no more, for I now have another little beagle for whom I have to take my eye off the prize.
But who could take on this role? who can be entrusted with the calling? Not barrows - too keen - his calling wouldn't be objective. Rupert - a strong contender, but similarly entrusted to the care of a beagle, so out of the running. The Fullwood is surely a prime candidate, but I fear he fears the tor. No, the caller must embrace that battleship of crags, and yet not be fervent in their admiration. I thought of young carmichael - but I think he has transport issues, and a lime caller must have ready access to the Tor, and know how to use the internet. For that reason the queen of the Tor - Rae Cowie is out of the running also.
Which is why, i would like to nominate Tor legend and all round nice guy Stu Little to take on the mantle.