William Eichler 29 June 2017

Hornblower wanted!

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A city council is attempting to recruit a new Hornblower in order to continue a 1,200-year-old tradition.

Ripon City Council is advertising for a new member of its Hornblower Team to work three nights a week.

The role will involve sounding the horn at 9:00pm on an agreed number of evenings per week in the market square and then providing onlookers with a brief history.

The Ripon horn blowing tradition reportedly goes back to AD886 and is one of the oldest ceremonies in England.

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