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Did you know that Ripon was the first chartered city in Britain with a charter granted back in 886? Its cathedral dates back further still, elements of it built in 672. The charter of 886 was supposedly granted by Alfred the Great , who also bestowed a warning horn on the settlement: a wakeman still blows a horn at each corner of the market square every night, signaling vigilance against enemies, the tradition unbroken for a millennium and more.

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Frederick Bower

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I've only slept with men I've been married to. How many women can make that claim? - Elizabeth Taylor
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On this day:
Eddystone Lighthouse Smashed by Storm - 1703, Britains 1st policewoman goes on duty - 1914, Train Downs Nazi Plane - 1942, Ross McWhirter killed by IRA - 1975, Damilola Taylor Stabbed to Death - 2000
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