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Straw Bear – 40 Years of Straw & String

This page contains brief details about the video recording; the video (embedded in the page); an abstract for the talk; links to additional resources;  speaker biography and a summary.

Video recording of talk

Recording of a Morris Federation talk on “Straw Bear – 40 Years of Straw & String” by Brian Kell held on Zoom on 12 December 2021. The #MorrisFedvideo lasts for 1 hour 2 minutes.



The talk is called “40 Years of Straw & String” – Brian Kell will talk about the history of the Whittlesea Straw Bear from the past to the present, along with the changes which have occurred throughout the years of the revival.  This is one of the big morris events of the year, held in January in Whittlesey, near Peterborough in Cambridgeshire.  

Additional resources

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Speaker biography

Brian Kell was the founder, and is honorary president, of the revived Whittlesea Straw Bear festival, with a background in various folk traditions. He was awarded the British Empire Medal in 2013 for services to music and the community in Whittlesey.


  • Title: Straw Bear – 40 Years of Straw & String
  • Speaker: Brian Kell
  • Facilitator: Pauline Woods-Wilson
  • Type: talk
  • Date of talk: 12 December 2021
  • Date page published: 12 May 2023
  • Video edited by: Brian Kelly

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