The legend of the Wakeman dates back to the year 886, when Alfred the Great granted a charter in the form of a horn to the citizens of Ripon.

So much to tell. Until this website is completed, for the full and unique story please view the PHOTO GALLERY then go to -

Or to see George the Hornblower (Wakeman) in action on video go to -

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Your contact for other information is George Pickles ( The last singular holder of the post of Ripon Hornblower 2003-2015) .  Please do not hesitate to contact via the Contact page.  George, he is here to help you at all times, on all matters.

Thank you,

TO CONTACT GEORGE - [email protected]