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Norfolk, Loddon & Clavering District, Kirby Cane, Parish Information, 1863

Document Reference: beating the bounds - name mentioned UPCHER

Transcribed by: Janelle Penney
Date Added: March 22, 2002

Beccles & Bungay Weekly News 24 March 1863
Page 4, column 4
From microfilm supplied by the British Library Newspaper Library

The 10th March here began by the Rev A. UPCHER and many others going the
bounds of the parish, accompanied by a cart, containing a barrel of beer, and bread and cheese, which was consumed at the furtherest extremities of the parish. There was the usual practical jokes of bumping men and boys against walls, trees, and posts, and ducking them in ponds and dikes, which caused great amusement. In the afternoon 80 children were feasted at the new school, after them 40 women. The day's amusement wound up with a splendid bonfire on the old Danish encampment.

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