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.
A few floats from the carnival procession are seen at night during this Festival of Fire. More blazing barrel shots; these ones are larger and much more fierce; they are carried aloft by the men of the village.
Commentator says the villages have been performing this pageant since 1668 as a tribute to the landing of King William III.
Cuts exist - see separate record.