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The Beating The Bounds in North Mymms
« on: October 22, 2016, 08:49:42 am »
I am working on a new feature for our history section on the Beating The Bounds in North Mymms Parish, an old tradition that, we think, last took place in the '80s or '90s. Below are two images from the feature, which were taken by the late Ron Kingdon and digitally enhanced by local historian and photographer Mike Allen. Does anyone know:
  • The exact date of the colour images below
  • Whether there has been a Beating The Bounds in North Mymms since
  • Whether there are any plans for the Beating The Bounds in North Mymms in the future



Beating The Bounds in the '90s (??) with Bill Storey outside the Cock O' The North
Image by Ron Kingdon, digitally enhanced by Mike Allen





Beating The Bounds in the '90s (??) outside the Cock O' The North
Image by Ron Kingdon, digitally enhanced by Mike Allen
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Re: The Beating The Bounds in North Mymms
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2016, 10:38:50 am »
I have just added two more images from the Beating The Bounds held in 1953, showing the tradition of 'bumping' at boundary markers around the parish. You can read the Beating The Bounds feature here. Please add any memories if you took part in the event in the '80s or '90s (we are still trying to establish the date of the last time it was held.




Bumping during Beating The Bounds 1953
Image by D Colville, digitally enhanced by local historian Mike Allen





Bumping during Beating The Bounds 1953
Image courtesy of the former North Mymms Local History Society, digitally enhanced by local historian Mike Allen

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Re: The Beating The Bounds in North Mymms
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2016, 12:18:53 pm »
A news cutting about Beating The Bounds in 1953, sent in by local historian Peter Miller and now added to the feature on the site.

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