‘Give �1 and save Ottery Tar Barrels’- plea
Organisers of Ottery’s under-threat November 5 spectacular issue plea to residents and the thousands set to descend on the town in a fortnight’s time.
‘GIVE a quid and help save the Tar Barrels.’
That is the plea organisers of Ottery’s under-threat November 5 spectacular have to issued to residents and the thousands set to descend on the town in a fortnight’s time.
Driving forces hope a fundraising campaign will net vital cash in the face of rocketing insurance premium fuelled by a single compensation claim.
The Herald revealed how the 200-year-old tradition’s future hinges on the success of the claim, which has resulted in a �25,000 premium that could make this year’s event the last.
You may also want to watch:
Ottery Carnival Committee members are fighting the claim, the result of a criminal act that sparked an explosion last November, but are preparing themselves for the worst.
“In the worst case scenario we will have to pay �25,000 for this year,” said chairman Graham Rowland, “This year’s event is 100per cent going ahead, but we’ll be left needing to find that money.”
- 1 Veterans called to muster in tribute to Prince Philip
- 2 Escot springs out of lockdown and they're wild about opening again
- 3 It's our time to share our fortune and 'do our bit' as we start to re-open
- 4 Hayman's Butchers 'had been my life' - Stewart Hayman
- 5 There will be sunshine after the rain as the town re-opens
- 6 Stableford jewel for Sidmouth member
- 7 Dreams and nightmares at the Grand National
- 8 Sidmouth’s ‘overwhelming’ support for Wear a Hat fundraiser
- 9 Prince Philip's legacy is guaranteed through awards scheme
- 10 Claire leaves political spotlight
“We’re planning to launch a campaign this year to encourage everyone who comes to give �1. If 20,000 people do that its obvious how it will help.
“All the barrel rollers and committee members will be out with collecting tins and buckets.”