The Tar Barrels. The town typically stages annual events around Guy Fawkes Night when, in a tradition dating from the 17th century, barrels soaked in tar are set alight and carried aloft through parts of the town by residents. The festivities begin in the early evening with children's, youths' and women's events, culminating in the men's event when a total of seventeen barrels are lit outside each of the four public houses in the town.
A postcard from Ottery St Mary (Kady)
Date of dispatch : 2010-05-25
Country: England (UK)
In my mailbox on May 31th, 2010