Beating the bounds – don’t forget

April 27 2015

CHILDREN will turn upside down on Yate Common during the ancient ceremony of beating the bounds.

CHILDREN will turn upside down on Yate Common during the ancient ceremony of beating the bounds.
The custom is carried out on Rogation Sunday, when youngsters discover where the common’s boundaries are in order to help protect the land.
Tradition says that during the event they have to be turned upside down at the corners in order to remember the boundaries.
Town mayor, Wully Perks, local families and members of the Friends of Yate Common group will be among those taking part in the ceremony on Sunday, May 10.
It starts at 3pm at the St Briavels Drive entrance to the common and will last for between an hour and 90 minutes.
Residents are invited to join in, with the event suitable for pushchairs.