The Crying o' the Burley

The evening before the Common Riding itself, the town meets to hear and celebrate this year's office bearers

The names of this year's Standard Bearer, Burley Men, and attendants are announced

The names of this year's Standard Bearer, Burley Men, and attendants are announced

 

 

Safe Oot (out), Safe In

"Safe Oot (out), Safe In" is repeated at many points of the ceremonials

 

 

The procession heads off to repeat the announcement all over town

The procession heads off to repeat the announcement all over town

 

 

The rosettes stand for the traditional crafts represented

The rosettes stand for the traditional crafts represented

 

 

The accompanying silver band waits while the names are announced around the houses

The accompanying silver band waits while the names are announced around the houses

 

 

Everyone comes out to watch

Everyone comes out to watch

 

 

The procession makes its way through residential areas too

The procession makes its way through residential areas too

 

 

Back in the Market Place, the final announcement of the day

Back in the Market Place, the final announcement of the day

 

 

Now the brass band arrives, and follows the same route through town

Now the brass band arrives, and follows the same route through town

 

 

Even if you're busy, there's time for a quick look out

Even if you're busy, there's time for a quick look out

 

 

And now the pipe band comes in, swelling the volume further

And now the pipe band comes in, swelling the volume further

 

 

As the shadows get longer, the last procession heads back into town

As the shadows get longer, the last procession heads back into town

 

 

The pipe major leads the way back towards the Market Place

The pipe major leads the way back towards the Market Place

 

 

Now the brass band plays to the crowd

Now the brass band plays to the crowd

 

 

As evening falls, traditional songs are played

As evening falls, traditional songs are played

 

 

Little changes from year to year. Why?

Little changes from year to year. Why? "It's aye been". It has always been that way