• Event Time 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Event Start Date July 13, 2018
  • Event Location Town Council Office and Bristol Trader Quayside

On Friday 13th July 2018 from 5.45pm, Haverfordwest Mayor and Admiral of the Port, Councillor Mrs Sue Murray will host the civic tradition of the Beating of the Bounds river festival.

The Beating of the Bounds is an annual celebration which witnesses the Mayor of the town and the Admiral of the Port of Haverfordwest, processing from the Town council office to the Quayside, before 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, Cllr Mrs Murray, other Pembrokeshire Town 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.

All are welcome at the quayside, with free entertainment provided by Glancleddau Dancers, Mellusion Magic, and The Tiddly Entertainments.