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Beating the Waterbounds, Truro, Cornwall. 1st August 1911

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Group at Messack Point with town crier Mr T. Holland. The ceremony also includes the re-cutting of the letters T B on the river boundary stones at Tarra Point and Messack Point by the Mayor, so as to maintain their legibility. 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 William Jordan

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Media ID 14494720

Date: 15th December 2017

County: Cornwall

Location Name: 50.263195, -5.051041

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Image Size: 5912 x 8412 Pixels

Filesize is 10.69MB

Associated Categories: Truro

Keywords: beating the bounds, cornish, tradition