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    Walkpast Worcester – Saturday 3rd August

    • 12th July 2013

    Our next walk in our popular Walkpast series takes place on Saturday 3rd August at 2pm and it will follow the Worcester city boundary as described in a 1497 document found in the Worcester City Collection. The perambulation, describing the boundary route, was used by city officials to make inspections to ensure that everything was ok and no one had encroached. It was probably similar to ‘Beating the Bounds’, which still takes place in some parishes to this day.

    We will be tracing the description of the route in a document of 1497, where members of the City Corporation would officially walk round the boundary to check everything was okay. The document states that the officials should not wear armour or carry weapons, although they are allowed to take a stout staff. Some places are familiar, such as the Commander and Pitchcroft, whilst others have changed, such as Cutthroat Lane.

    The city boundary was much closer to the city centre, but it will still take us around 3 hours on the day and the total distance covered will be 4 miles.

    To book your place, which costs £6, please e-mail hiveadminteam@worcestershire.gov.uk or for more information ring 01905 766352

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