The Burning of Old Bartle

Saturday 24th August 2013

West Witton, nr Leyburn, North Yorkshire

The Doggerel

On Penhill Crags he tore his rags

Hunters Thorn he blew his horn

Cappelbank Stee happened a misfortune and brak' his knee

Grassgill Beck he brak' his neck

Wadhams End he couldn't fend

Grassgill End we'll mak' his end


Shout, lads, shout!



Are you coming to see Bartle burn?


Burning Bartle - Previous Bartles

I missed Bartle 2012 due to serious illness (so I'm looking for photos and videos from that year folks!). All being well I'll be there for 2013 and am still keen to make this a big occasion (weather permitting).

We're looking for all and any pictures, videos or even stories about previous Bartle Burnings. If you have any to offer (properly credited, of course) please contact us initially.