21st Century, Document, On Display, Post-War, Straw Bear, Whittlesey History

Straw Bear Festival Programmes

Whittlesey Museum holds a set of programmes from the Straw Bear Festivals since their revival in the late 1970s. The programmes not only commemorate the history of the Straw Bear but are an interesting local history reference due to their adverts for local businesses and other events.

The Whittlesea Straw Bear Festival was spun off from the Whittlesea Society at approximately the same time as Whittlesey Museum was. Both organisations were set up by Whittlesea Society members to promote and protect the heritage and identity of the town.