Allendale Town, New Year's Eve 2017. Men are carrying burning barrels filled with tar, sawdust, kindling and paraffin on their heads.
The Tar Barl Festival has been Allendale's way of welcoming the new year for at least 160 years.
The normally quiet village heaves with people - locals, visitors and the barrel-carrying "guisers" wearing fancy dress or a disguise.
A fiery procession swarms round the Northumberland village, returning to the square just before midnight to throw its barrels on to the waiting bonfire, setting it alight.