Thursday, 21 May 2009


On Ascension Day every year the members of St Michael's congregation process through Oxford marking out the parish boundary in a traditional ceremony known as Beating the Bounds. Good for community moral this is an ancient custom which may be attributed to the Romans Festival Terinalia, in honour of Terminus god of landmarks and boundaries.

Friday, 15 May 2009

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Saturday, 2 May 2009

Friday, 1 May 2009

Beltane! The Queen of May

Summer's in, hail the Hawthorn the Queen of May!

Take a trip to Hastings to see their Jack in the Green as well as the first outing for the Museum of British Folklore, crown a May Queen and slay the ghost of Spring!