THE STRAW BEAR
THE STRAW BEAR, The Straw Bear Festival, Whittlesey,Peterborough. 17 January 2016
On Plough Tuesday, the day after Plough Monday (the first Monday after Twelfth Night), a man or boy is covered from head to foot in straw and led around the town where he would dance in exchange for gifts of money, food or beer. The custom was was resurrected by the Whittlesea Society in 1980.