Ottery St Mary's world-famous Tar Barrels event took place on Saturday, November 4. 

Last year saw a record number of people attending and, before this year's event, the organisers said they were expecting another good year.

Thanks to Alex Walton Photography ( for supplying pictures of the event to the Herald. 

The first barrels rolled out at 4pm, with some roads being closed from 3.30pm. The bonfire in Millennium Green was lit at 6.30pm. 

The organisers have thanked everyone who supports the Tar Barrels, including Ottery Town Council, which provided a £10,000 grant. 

The town council has asked businesses that will benefit from the event to make a donation to help secure its future. 

This year, supporters were also able to buy a range of Tar Barrels merchandise from the shop in Silver Street or online and saw the launch of two wines – a red and a white – with the Tar Barrels label; these are available from the shop and the Volunteer Inn.