Whittlesea Straw Bear Festival 2014

For the second year, Summertown headed to the Fens for a weekend of dancing. Several new members took part in their first procession through town, and we made it into a video here (at 1:31).

Processing through Whittlesea

Processing through Whittlesea

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We had a lovely time dancing around the Market place and various pubs, joined for the first time in Whittlesea by our new Animal, Chris.

 Wheatley stick dance in the back of The Boat

Wheatley stick dance in the back of The Boat

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We even managed to get a photo with the bear himself before his downfall the next day.

The Strawbear and Summertown Morris

The Strawbear and Summertown Morris

After visiting our favourite italian restaurant in Cambridgeshire, and celebrating the birthday of our newest member Victoria, we headed to the Letter B for a bit more dancing with White Rose.

With our extra members this year, we also had the pleasure of performing at the Sunday concert. After three dances, we decided that it would be best to allow our hardworking musician Jack to show off his gallying. To round off the weekend, we made it to the bear burning this year, after being too distracted by the hog roast last time.

 Happy New Year from Summertown Morris!

Happy New Year from Summertown Morris!