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Beating the Bounds 2019
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A group of our students took part in Beating the Bounds at All Hallows by The Tower on Thursday 30 May.

Beating the Bounds is an ancient custom still observed in many English parishes. Its roots go back to mediaeval times when parishes reaffirmed their boundaries by processing round them at Rogationtide, stopping to beat each boundary mark with wands and to pray for protection and blessings for the land.

The Beating Party is made up of students from St Dunstan's College, who return to their roots in the parish of St Dunstan-in-the-East to take part in the proceedings, together with the clergy and the Masters of the associated Livery Companies. 

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