The ancient custom of “Beating the Bounds” will take place on Rogation Sunday, the 10th May.
Boundary-Walk In the past a procession of parishioners, led by the minister, churchwarden, and choirboys, would proceed around the boundary of their parish and pray for its protection in the forthcoming year. In a time before maps, it ensured knowledge of the limits of each parish was handed down from generation-to-generation. The term “beating the bounds” come from the custom of hitting boundary stones to make them remember.
The walk is approximately ten miles long and takes in some of the beautiful countryside surrounding Crowborough. And it is a great way to meet and talk to other residents.
One of the places of note on the walk, is the Canadian War Memorial, which commemorates nine soldiers who were killed when a V1 came down in July 1944. 2014 marked the 70th anniversary. The Memorial is on Crowborough Common to the left-hand-side of the 4th fairway of Crowborough Beacon Golf Course. For more information about the soldiers look at the information on website set-up by Crowborough Town Council.