PICTURES: Ottery St Mary Tar Barrels 2012

11:30 08 November 2012

Younger barrel rollers by the Institute on Monday evening. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref sho 9982-45-12SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on MyPhotos24.

Younger barrel rollers by the Institute on Monday evening. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref sho 9982-45-12SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on MyPhotos24.

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The Ottery Tar Barrels are lit once more

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It was a perfect cold crisp November evening for the World famous Ottery St Mary Tar Barrels on November 5th. Thousands of people crowded the narrow streets to watch the fiery spectacle which dates back generations. The children of the town started off proceedings as the first barrel was lit at 4pm on Canaan Way with barrels continuing throughout the evening until the final Midnight Barrel held in the town square.

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