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.
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.