So, "for the record" (and for Meike and her horn blowing friends):
I have once seen (and heard) the Hornblower of Ripon; and it was on 27th June 1974, at 9 p.m.
Except Ye Lord Keep Ye Cittie Ye Wakeman Waketh In Vain
The horn blowing tradition in Ripon is said to go all the way back to 886, when king Alfred the Great decided to grant a Royal Charter to the settlement there. A watchman was appointed to patrol the settlement from dusk till dawn; and to sound the horn at the four corners of the market cross each evening at 9pm to let the people know that the watch was set. And the tradition is said to have been kept up ever since - i.e. over 1100 years.
In Meike's recent post (linked to above), you can read about the first female Hornblower, appointed in 2017!
Linking to Sepia Saturday 467
which happens to include the inspiration prompt "men standing like statues"...