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Duties of the Captains of the Parishes (part 2)

Continued from the previous issue. The ancient custom of perambulating the boundaries of a parish had always been the concern of the Rector or Vicar until the end of the eighteenth century, as it was accompanied by a religious service and blessing of the crops. Before the first Ordnance Survey Map of the Island was […]

Duties of the Captains of the Parishes (part 1)

The honorary role of Captain of the Parish¬† (CP) is an ancient one with a fascinating history.¬† It dates back many centuries to a time when the holders of the title had some demanding roles that were essential to the peace and prosperity of the island. Nowadays, it has much more limited demands than there […]