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Beating the Bounds, Truro, Cornwall. 1917

Beating the Bounds, Truro, Cornwall. 1917


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Beating the Bounds, Truro, Cornwall. 1917

J. Tonkin, the Mayor, recutting the letters TB in a Boundary stone. Beating the Bounds is an old tradition whereby officials of the parish share their knowledge of the boundaries of their territory. Sometimes prayers would be offered for the protection of the fields and land, and to bless the land to ensure fertility. Photographer: Arthur Willliam Jordan

TRURI : TRUbbo.16

Media ID 14623434

© From the collection of the RIC

Ceremony


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