A wooden stick decorated with ribbons and bells, as used to lead the Straw Bear.
In addition to badges and programmes, an assortment of other memorabilia has been produced in association with the Whittlesea Straw Bear Festival over the years. The Whittlesey Museum collection includes items such as tankards, decorated plates and prints commemorating the Straw Bear. The photograph below shows a Straw Bear themed cupcake which was on sale… Continue reading Straw Bear Festival Memorabilia
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.