Clocks that strike 13 times seem to have an unusual effect on statues!
In the Market Place at Kingston upon Hull there is a superb larger than life-size gilded equestrian statue of King William III (in Roman dress), known locally by his posthumous title 'King Billy', by Peter Scheemakers (1734). Folklore has it that if the clock of the adjacent Holy Trinity church should strike 13 times at midnight, King Billy will get off his horse and go for a drink in the nearby King William pub.
All complete nonsense of course, as the pub isnít open at midnight!
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