C/U of town crier of Ripon in North Yorkshire. M/S of Tom Horley wearing traditional costume with peaked hat blowing into old fashioned horn. M/Ss and C/Us of Ernest Staples - Ripon's mace bearer. He wears regal costume and holds mace over his shoulder. Several good shots of the old town including the Minster, the ruins of the hospital of St Anne's. High angle shots of the market place. L/S of the City Museum building. Good L/S's of remains of Fountain Abbey. M/S of Tom Horley blowing into horn at sunset.