Teddy bears to descend on Great Ellingham for annual festival

Adam Leamon, 6, admires the St George and Dragon teddy bears at a previous Great Ellingham Teddy Bea

Adam Leamon, 6, admires the St George and Dragon teddy bears at a previous Great Ellingham Teddy Bear Festival. Picture: Denise Bradley - Credit: Archant copyright 2011

If you go down to Great Ellingham on Saturday, July 1, you're sure of a big surprise - for every bear that ever there was will gather there for the village's 14th Teddy Bear Festival.

The Great Ellingham Teddy Bear Festival in 2016. Picture: Sonya Duncan

The Great Ellingham Teddy Bear Festival in 2016. Picture: Sonya Duncan - Credit: Eastern Daily Press � 2016

Residents from the South Norfolk village will be displaying teddy bears made out of straw, ranging from sportsmen to musicians and from royalty to dinosaurs and everything inbetween.

The event has grown from 47 bears to more than 100, and last year more than 600 people took part in spotting the bears along the village trail.

'The Teddy Bear Festival has been a huge part of our village community for many years now and we can't wait for this year's fortnight,' said co-chairman of the committee, Michelle Barron.

'The look of delight on visitors' faces is priceless and being able to support local charities and groups with the money raised is a bonus too.'


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