And recounted the grisly details of Fawkes’s death to my friend’s fascinated 13 year old son…

Plastic Free Ottery’s recently achieved plastic free status meant I only found three recyclable tankards after searching the town at about 11pm… what a massive difference that made.

The litter reduction was incredible. And this morning the town was miraculously clear of all litter thanks to the heroic efforts of EDDC’s Streetscene officers.

The magic was fully present. I loved it. And it was so great to catch up with old friends.

Looking forward to next year and a massive congratulations to Rob Wickham and the rest of the Tar Barrels Committee for a fantastically well organised and well marshalled event.

Pic: A fairly rubbish photo of the bonfire being ceremonially lit.