The event is an Anglo-Saxon ceremony associated with harvest time and has taken place in the town for hundreds of years.

Originally boys were beaten at various points of the walk to make them remember the boundary of the town but much to the relief of youngsters that part of the tradition ceased a long time ago.

Every year the Beating of the Bounds will end with a presentation at the Market House.

After the presentation there is a chance for people to view a display at the Market Hall, where many items were on show such as a branding iron that was used in the old Tetbury Wool markets.

The Beating of the Bounds can be traced back to AD 470 but earlier ceremonies were held by the Romans.

 Below are some images of previous walks starting under Bath Bridge.