THE WAKEMAN, Ripon, North Yorkshire. (See comments box for story).

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Roy Pledger on December 21, 2011

See 'The Wakeman's House' for main story. The old custom of Setting the Watch is continued to this day and at 9.0pm each evening the City Hornblower sounds the horn at each corner of the obelisk, which replaced the old Market Cross in 1702, and then three times outside the Mayor’s residence. The present horn (dating from 1865) is about 3ft in length and produces a long bellowing sound which can be heard up to a mile away.

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