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Events

Tar Bar’ls – New Year’s Eve in Allendale

Every year on New Year’s Eve, Allendale square comes alive with a spectacle of fire.  A procession of ‘guysers’ carry flaming barrels of tar on their heads then fling them into the fire in the square on the stroke of midnight. If you are not staying overnight you will need to arrive early to get…

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Local News

Tar Barrels – A living tradition

The famous Tar Barrels procession at Allendale in Northumberland may seem to visitors just a quirky way to mark the arrival of the New Year, but to the residents of Allendale it is much more. It is part of the fabric of the town involving every local family. The origins of the Tar Barrels are…

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