Ripon Hornblower, the Wakeman sounds the ancient Charter horn once at each corner of the market square obelisks at 9.00 pm every night of the year. He then goes to the home of the mayor of Ripon and sounds the Horn again. The custom of ‘Setting the Watch' has been carried out for 1128 years. It is the longest ongoing unbroken daily ceremony in the world.
Ripon Hornblower, the Wakeman 1970S
Ripon Hornblower, the Wakeman sounds the ancient Charter horn once at each corner of the market square obelisks at 9.00 pm every night of the year. He then goes to the home of the mayor of Ripon and sounds the Horn again. The custom of ‘Setting the Watch' has been carried out for 1128 years. It is the longest ongoing unbroken daily ceremony in the world.

Filename: YORKSHIRE TRADITIONS 1970S Img245.jpg
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Date: 26 Feb 2015
Location: HIGH WYCOMBE BUCKINGHAMSHIRE UK
Credit: Homer Sykes
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