Bedale Bonfire Night

Bedale ( BEE-dayl) is a present town and civil parish in the district of Hambleton, North Yorkshire, England. Historically portion of the North Riding of Yorkshire, it is situated 34 miles (55 km) north of Leeds, 26 miles (42 km) south-west of Middlesbrough and 7 miles (11 km) south-west of the county town of Northallerton. It was originally in Richmondshire and listed in the Domesday Book as ration of Catterick wapentake, which was otherwise known as Hangshire (so named from Hang Bank in Finghall and because of the many gallows used to slay marauding Scots); it was split another time and Bedale remained in East Hang. Bedale Beck is a tributary of the River Swale, which forms one of the Yorkshire Dales, with its predominance of agriculture and its related little traditional trades, although tourism is increasingly important.