TL2696 : Dancers near The Letter B - Whittlesea Straw Bear Festival 2018

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

Dancers near The Letter B - Whittlesea Straw Bear Festival 2018
Dancers near The Letter B - Whittlesea Straw Bear Festival 2018
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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.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 13 January, 2018   (more nearby)
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Monday, 15 January, 2018
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People, Events 
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Street 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 2670 9693 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:33.3282N 0:7.9562W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TL 2672 9693
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