Hundreds turn out to see straw bears
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Whittlesey Straw Bear Festival entertains crowds

Hundreds of people turned out to see straw bears march through a town.

People dressed in hand-built straw suits paraded through the streets of Whittlesey, Cambridge, entertaining the crowds.

The Straw Bear Festival is thought to date back more than a century, although records show it was stopped in 1909.

It was resurrected in 1980, with the revived event seen as a tribute to the original version.

  • 19 Jan 2019
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