The city of Ripon in North Yorkshire has a long tradition of a hornblower 'setting the watch' each night at 9pm. Click here for a BBC news article about the ancient tradition.
A couple of years ago the Mayor of Ripon put a request out for a suitable cattle horn to make a new horn that could be used to continue the tradition, and the call was answered by Longhorn member Ruth Russell of the Settrington herd. Her bull, Settrington Quest had already made a name for himself when he starred in the 'Dads Army' film, but unfortunately he had to be put down and his horn was then used to make a new instrument to ensure the four current hornblowers had a horn each.
Click here for the press release explaining more about the process, and the handing over ceremony that will take place on Friday May 3rd to coincide with the Tour de Yorkshire cycle race passing through Ripon.
Photos of the ceremony will be posted after the event.