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BURNING THE BARTLE WEST WITTON YORKSHIRE

Burning the Bartle West Witton, Wensleydale,  Yorkshire England. 1972. Every year on the Saturday following 24 August (formerly the traditional date for the custom), a large straw effigy known as 'Bartle' is carried in procession by its maker Mr J Alan Harker and assistant down the main street of West Witton, accompanied by a crowd of villagers.
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BURNING THE BARTLE WEST WITTON YORKSHIRE 1970S
Burning the Bartle West Witton, Wensleydale, Yorkshire England. 1972. Every year on the Saturday following 24 August (formerly the traditional date for the custom), a large straw effigy known as 'Bartle' is carried in procession by its maker Mr J Alan Harker and assistant down the main street of West Witton, accompanied by a crowd of villagers.

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Source: Homer Sykes
Date: 25 Aug 2014
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