TL2696 : Slack Ma Girgle Morris at The Boat - Whittlesea Straw Bear Festival 2019

taken 6 months ago, near to Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain

Slack Ma Girgle Morris at The Boat - Whittlesea Straw Bear Festival 2019
Slack Ma Girgle Morris at The Boat - Whittlesea Straw Bear Festival 2019
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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. 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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Saturday, 19 January, 2019   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 24 January, 2019
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OSGB36: geotagged! TL 2667 9676 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:33.2370N 0:7.9866W
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Molly Dancers  Rural  The Fens  Traditional  Straw Bear Festival  Straw Bear  Whittlesea Straw Bear Festival  Whittlesea  Whittlesey 

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