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General Discussion Boards => Genealogy and Local History => Topic started by: Editor on October 22, 2016, 08:49:42 am

Title: The Beating The Bounds in North Mymms
Post by: Editor on October 22, 2016, 08:49:42 am
I am working on a new feature for our history section (http://www.brookmans.com/history/) on the Beating The Bounds in North Mymms Parish (http://www.brookmans.com/history/Beating_The_Bounds/beating_the_bounds.shtml), 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:

(http://www.brookmans.com/history/Beating_The_Bounds/BB4.jpg)

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



(http://www.brookmans.com/history/Beating_The_Bounds/BB5.jpg)

Beating The Bounds in the '90s (??) outside the Cock O' The North
Image by Ron Kingdon, digitally enhanced by Mike Allen
Title: Re: The Beating The Bounds in North Mymms
Post by: Editor 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 (http://www.brookmans.com/history/Beating_The_Bounds/beating_the_bounds.shtml). 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.

(http://www.brookmans.com/history/Beating_The_Bounds/bumping1.jpg)


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



(http://www.brookmans.com/history/Beating_The_Bounds/bumping2.jpg)

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

Title: Re: The Beating The Bounds in North Mymms
Post by: Editor 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 (http://www.brookmans.com/history/Beating_The_Bounds/beating_the_bounds.shtml).