Statue of a bear, Dacre church, Cumbria

Statue of a bear, Dacre church, Cumbria

The bears of Dacre church are a fascinating historical enigma. What are they? Are they even brears? Why do they stand at the four corners of the quiet churchyard at Dacre? No one knows, and that is part of their fascination.

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