Ripon advertises hornblower job
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Ripon City Council advertises ancient hornblower job

A city council is looking to recruit a new hornblower to help maintain a centuries-old ceremony.

A horn has been sounded four times in Ripon's Market Place every night at 21:00 BST since AD886 to "set the watch".

Ripon City Council is advertising for a new member of the hornblowing team to work up to three nights a week.

Clerk Paula Benson said: "It is a very old tradition and one everybody in the city loves and is very proud of."

  • 28 Jun 2017