Blazing Barrels 1966

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Ottery St Mary, Devon.

In this village on Guy Fawkes day we see the local custom of men and boys wearing large mittens and running through the streets with a blazing barrel of tar! At dusk, boys carry small blazing barrels. It looks like a kind of a relay race. A crowd stands around watching....

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Cataloguer:
Sarah
Stock:
Colour
Sound:
Sound
Media URN:
4163
Sort Number:
CP 627
Time in/Out:
01:26:55:00 / 01:29:30:00
Canister:
CP 627
Film ID:
393.05
Issue Date:
29/12/1966

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