Southport Swords dancing on a cold and windy Saturday morning at Whittlesey Straw Bear festival 2011. Figure 6 is their own dance based on the rest of the North Skelton figures, and has been danced since 1969

Southport Swords dancing on a cold and windy Saturday morning at Whittlesey Straw Bear festival 2011. Figure 6 is their own dance based on the rest of the North Skelton figures, and has been danced since 1969

Straw Bear Festival: "In Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire, a gruesome figure of a straw bear, followed by sword dancers, cavorts through the streets, ending with burning the bear on the Saturday night." Eccentric Britain www.bradtguides.com

Straw Bear Festival: "In Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire, a gruesome figure of a straw bear, followed by sword dancers, cavorts through the streets, ending with burning the bear on the Saturday night." Eccentric Britain www.bradtguides.com

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