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Fenland's Straw Bear Festival

Hundreds of people have been in the Fenland town of Whittlesey for the annual Straw Bear Festival.

Watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Stuart Leithes.

The ancient festival was revived 40 years ago. Historically it was held on the Tuesday following Plough Monday.

In years gone by the straw bear was made to dance in front of houses in exchange for gifts of money or of beer and food.

A straw bear leads the procession Credit: ITV Anglia

The tradition fell into decline at the end of the 19th century but was revived in 1980.

Musicians taking part in the procession Credit: ITV Anglia