Ripon Hornblower, the Wakeman George Pickes sounds the ancient Charter horn once at each corner of the market square obelisks at 9.00 pm every night of the year. 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 YORKSHIRE WAKEMAN UK
Ripon Hornblower, the Wakeman George Pickes sounds the ancient Charter horn once at each corner of the market square obelisks at 9.00 pm every night of the year. The custom of ‘Setting the Watch' has been carried out for 1128 years. It is the longest ongoing unbroken daily ceremony in the world.

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Date: 23 Jul 2014
Location: Ripon Yorkshire
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