The Ripon Hornblower

Coat of arms associated with the City of Ripon...

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Whilst working at Ripon, North Yorkshire I had the very great pleasure of meeting The Ripon Hornblower. Although I have been to the City of Ripon many times I must admit I was completely unaware of it’s ancient traditions.

Every night the horn is blown in the city of Ripon to set the watch. There is a little ceremony followed by an explantaion of the old customs. I was also presented with a special lucky wooden penny inscribed with the Coat of Arms of the City of Ripon.

The Ripon Hornblower

The Ripon Hornblower

Personally I think it is important to keep old traditions alive. What is your view?

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