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Monday, 24 September 2012

News Clipping: Historic Beating of the Sea Bounds ceremony takes place

The sun shone as Poole and Wareham residents joined to witness the historic Beating of the Sea Bounds ceremony on Saturday. The colourful ceremony, marking the harbour boundaries, dates back to the 14th century and was officiated by the Mayor of Poole and Admiral of the Port Cllr Carol Evans and her Wareham counterpart Keith Green. Cllr Evans opened Admiralty Court at Custom House, Poole Quay, appointing a jury to tour water boundaries in Poole Harbour. Cllr Green then set sail, in the Maid of the Lakelands, to meet the Poole Mayor’s Admiralty barge, at the boundary of the port jurisdiction.

READ MORE - Source: Bournemouth Daily Echo

Poole's Not Out of Bounds on British Pathé - 1965

Source: Poole's Not Out of Bounds on British Pathé - http://www.britishpathe.com/video/pooles-not-out-of-bounds

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