• Event Time 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Event Start Date September 18, 2020

On Friday 18th September 2020 from 5.30pm, the Mayor and Admiral of the Port of Haverfordwest will host the civic tradition of the Beating of the Bounds river festival.

The Beating of the Bounds is an annual event which witnesses the Mayor of the town and the Admiral of the Port of Haverfordwest travelling in a water-borne procession to the White Stone at the town’s riverside boundary to exercise the rights of fishery.

The ceremony’s roots go back to the medieval times when parishes reaffirmed their boundaries by processing round them and stopping to beat each boundary mark and to pray for protection and blessings for the land.

In a flotilla of small craft, The Mayor, Sheriff and other Pembrokeshire Mayors and dignitaries will head downstream to secure the bounds for another year, before returning for festivities and presentations on the quayside by the Bristol Trader.

Free live entertainment for all ages will be provided on the quayside

All are welcome at the quayside with any spaces on the boats being offered out to those within the crowd.