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2016 Ottery St Mary Tar Barreling

2016 Ottery St Mary Tar Barreling

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2016 Ottery St Mary Tar Barreling Details

5 November 19:00-23:00
Ottery St Mary
Devon
UK

The Tar Barrel tradition is centuries old. The exact origins are not known, but it probably started after the gunpowder plot of 1605. Various reasons other reasons for burning barrels have included fumigation of cottages & as a warning of the approach of the Spanish armada.

This long-standing tradition is revived every year as fearless men, women and children run through Ottery St Mary carrying blazing tar barrels, while thousands of spectators enjoy the thrill of avoiding the runners!

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Start: 11/05/2016 19:00

End: 11/05/2016 23:00

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