The Westerham Society
Members should be aware that the Moorhouse Tile Works development application has been withdrawn. While this is very good news we are assuming that a further revised application will be submitted in 2017. As ever we will work with all other parties to ensure the best possible outcome.
The Society’s AGM will be on Friday 24th March, 2017 and is for members only. Following the AGM there will be a presentation by Henry Warde to which guest are welcome. Please note that this platform is being given to Henry Warde to help assist the better understanding of numerous planning and development issue for the town. The Society has not yet formulated any specific position on any of the proposed changes and this meeting is designed to help members with a comprehensive picture, prior to any position being taken.
The Beating the Bounds event will be held on Monday 1st May.
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Beating The Bounds 2017
on 1st May 2017 8:00:am, at
Monday 1st May (Bank Holiday Weekend), Beating the Bounds Beating the Bounds is an established and enjoyable annual walking event in Westerham. The tradition of ‘beating the bounds’ of a parish to know its full extent existed before the days of maps. This ancient tradition has been revived in Westerham, with residents, friends, families and visitors invited to walk as much or as little as they wish of the 12 mile route. Walkers and all others are invited finish up on the Green . There is no charge for this event which begins at 8am. Trek as much, or as little, as you like , families can enjoy the special family section. ( for more details see: “What’s on” page at www.visitwesterham.org.uk). Music, stalls, entertainment and Pizzas begin on the Green from 12 noon The tradition of Beating the Bounds seems to go back at least to Anglo-Saxon times, and may have been started by the Romans, who had a festival called Terminalia in honour of Terminus, the god of landmarks, to whom cakes and wine were offered, while sport and dancing took place at the boundaries.
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