Thursday, 30 April 2015

Beating the Bounds - History

As many of us turn out for the Beating of the Bounds every year on Leyton Marshes, I thought you may enjoy this amazing free archive footage from the BFI demonstrating the long heritage of this tradition, here's a link to footage of a Beating the Bounds procession in St Albans from 1913!

Watch Beating the Bounds at St Albans 1913
An ancient parish custom is revived by twentieth century merrymakers in the historic Hertfordshire market-town.
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