TL2797 : Straw bear on the roof in Whittlesey

taken 5 years ago, near to Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain

Straw bear on the roof in Whittlesey
Straw bear on the roof in Whittlesey
This figure is perched on a recently re-thatched building on The Market Place.
Whittlesea Straw Bear Festival
The ancient Fenland tradition of plough boys collecting money and gifts in the streets on Plough Tuesday has now evolved into a week-long festival in the market town of Whittlesey (Whittlesea) in Cambridgeshire. On the second Saturday in January each year, a Straw Bear and a couple of smaller bears parade around the market square and streets on a route that encompasses many of the public houses in the town. Numerous and diverse folk dance teams and entertainers fill the streets and vast quantities of drink are consumed, causing many of the eccentric merrymakers to be even more eccentric. See the official web site here LinkExternal link
Assorted videos of this annual festival can be found in these pages LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Saturday, 11 January, 2014   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 15 January, 2014
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 2700 9703 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:33.3779N 0:7.6885W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 2702 9704
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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