Except Ye Lord Keep Ye Cittie Ye Wakeman Waketh in Vain


This Post Card was sent on September 11th 1905. The writer – now illegible – describes the scene… “This is an ancient custom still continues from the middle ages. The Hornblower blows the horn against the cathedral door by the Wakeman’s House (now Mayor of the City) at 9 PM every night.

The ancient custom still continues over one hundred years after this postcard.We were in Ripon a couple of weeks ago, and although we did not stay long enough to see the Hornblower …

we did see the City hall, where we read “Except Ye Lord Keep Ye Cittie Ye Wakeman Waketh in Vain”

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