Village tradition pulls through the parishes with great success

Tuesday 17th September 2013 10:00 pm
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WELL EARNED REST: Outside the Junction Inn, at Halwill Junction, are this year’s team of ‘Hatherleigh Tar Barrell Pullers’. Picture: Dawn Bewes, Holsworthy. ()

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A CENTURY old tradition pulled through Devon villages on Saturday, September 7, as the Hatherleigh Tar Barrel Committee travelled through the parishes.

Over the 110-year history, the Hatherleigh Tar Barrel Committee have pulled the barrels to Wink­leigh, Iddesleigh, Sheep­wash, Highampton, Folly Gate and Northlew to raise money to keep the tradition alive.

This year, the barrels and pullers travelled by trailer and bus between villages and pulled for about one mile at each location, through the village and stopping at the local pub for a break.

For the full report, and a round up of the area news and sport, see this week's edition of the 'Post'.

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