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BOTH ends of the age spectrum joined together as a parade of blazing barrels roared in the New Year at Allendale. About 40 guisers – led by centenarian Allen Smith – carried the burning tar bar’ls through the Market Square in front of more than 1,000 people who travelled from far and wide to witness the spectacular ceremony.
First published at 11:42, Wednesday, 02 January 2013
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
This week in... 1930Saturday, December 13, 1930...
HAVING raised over £1,000 through prize draws, dances, whist drives and donations, Bellingham was able to buy its town hall.
So successful was the fund-raising that when all the debts were cleared more than £100 was left in the fund.
The hall could now be used by the town for all manner of social and public functions.