We suffer the long Winter months up until Easter without a single bank holiday then along comes May and we get two in one month! Perhaps it is as well we wait so that we can enjoy the coming of Spring.
On this day every year we have a community walk around the village boundaries, called ‘Beating the Bounds’. It is a revival of an old medieval custom whereby the boundaries of the parish were re-established. The course around our village is about 10 miles (the agony!) and takes us over fields, through blue bell woods and across the river Avon in a rather small boat!