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Beating the Waterbounds, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s

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Beating the Waterbounds, on the river boundary. The official party arriving on rowing boat number 1318. 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: Probably Arthur William Jordan

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Media ID 12329407

Date: 18th July 2016

County: Cornwall

Location Name: 50.263195

: TRURI : TRUbbo.3

Image Size: 8493 x 6138 Pixels

Filesize is 17.18MB

Associated Categories: Truro

Keywords: bank, boats, chains, cornish, fields, hats, men, trees, water