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How Croydon Minster revived an ancient tradition: beating the bounds

Posted on October 25th, by Stephen Willmer in History. No Comments

Stephen Willmer on the revival of a surprising ritual to mark the borders of Croydon

Beating the bounds is a very old tradition. And like most old traditions, it had a very practical purpose. In the days before maps and mass literacy, this ceremony ensured that the people living in a particular place knew the limits of their land on the ground (their bounds) and could pass … Read More »



The time-travelling tram comes to Croydon Town Centre

Posted on June 17th, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Culture. 1 Comment

Put £1.50 on your Oyster and it’s off to the Middle Ages. How Croydon gave H. G. Wells something to think about

What’s not to like about trams? That also sums up how I feel about the Croydon Heritage Festival, back for its third (already!) year in just three days’ time, and launching with Heritage Day on Saturday 20th June in the town centre. They’re definitely … Read More »