The ceremony of Beating the Bounds at the Parish of St Clements, London.
Full titles read: "After 24 Years - The ceremony of Beating the Bounds of the Parish of St. Clements Danes - the origin of which is lost in antiquity - revived.
M/S of people preparing for the ancient ceremony. Children in cap and gowns, walk in procession holding up the strange thin sticks used in the ceremony. They are followed by various dignitaries. M/S's of the children climbing up a ladder leaning against the wall of the church and hitting it with the stick.
M/S of the children standing circle around hole in the ground they all poke their sticks in and wiggle them around frantically! L/S of boats on the River Thames the children are accompanied by adults, however more stick waggling takes place in the water.