Badges sold during the annual Straw Bear Festival - the design changes each year to incorporate the date. Many of the long-standing organisers and attendees of the straw Bear Festival can be seen wearing a collection of previous year's Straw Bear badges during the event.
A replica of the Straw Bear figure who dances through the town in the annual Straw Bear festival in January each year. The Straw Bear is a traditional figure although the current festival was revived in the 1970s, having previously lapsed following World War One.
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… Continue reading Straw Bear Festival Programmes