Ripon Hornblower has been setting the watch for hundreds of years and still blows the horn (I think it's a ram's horn) at the four corners of the obelisk in the town square at 9pm. He also tells you all about the history of why it was blown. For some years, members of the public were allowed to have a... 更多
Every night, at 9 p.m, the ceremonial horn is blown by the night nightwatchman. He gives a bit of local history, lots of anecdotes, and commentary on Ripon. This tradition dates back 1000 years -- free, on the market square. Get a feel for traditional England.
We just had to see this little bit of history when in Ripon. Very interesting and on this particular evening the major came out to the Hornblower to get "blown up" to use his words, due to the bad weather.