Beating the Bounds, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Beating the Bounds, Oxford, Oxfordshire
Photograph taken 1860 - 1922 © Reproduced by permission of Historic England Archive ref: cc97_02389

A crowd of parishioners on the track of the Great Western Railway during the Beating the Bounds ceremony, when local people beat the boundary stones of Oxford with sticks. This tradition is still carried out by some churches in the City today.

Location

Oxfordshire Oxford

Period

Edwardian (1902 - 1913)

Tags

railway transport people