Sunday, 2 February 2014

A Little Extra


Lots of the photos taken at
were left loitering on my hard drive.
Here's a selection of what you missed.

Hope you enjoy them.

Take care.


  1. I did enjoy them John .. I enjoyed the soundtrack accompanying them very much too, tres joli :)

  2. Perfect timing. Today David and I were remembering our local Morris dancers we saw last year. Great photographs and music, thank you.

  3. Very creative faces and costumes. I wonder how this straw bear festival evolved. It certainly looked like the community was enjoying it all. Thanks for the wonderful video. barbara

    1. I did 5 posts on The Whittlesea Straw Bear Festival recently, the second of which included what I know about how the event evolved. Here are the links: Introduction, the Procession and Straw Bears History of the event Portraits Different styles of dancing Old Glory Molly Dancers

      Numbers 1, 2, 4 & 5 also contain videos of the dancing

  4. Good morning John, that's a great collection of photos, and the music was great too. I have never heard of the straw bear festival and would also love to know how it evolved. I will enjoy having a look online. It's fun to find these things out when visiting blogging friends, certainly peaks my interest.

  5. Loved these photos. So vivid and colorful. Looks like quite enthusiastic participants and a happy audience!

  6. Brilliant stuff. I should check this festival out. Not a huge fan of some folk music, but this festival looks enormous fun, I love the traditions, dancing and the stories behind it all - there must be stuff there for 'A Bit About Britain'! Admired your previous posts on this.


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