Walking with the Straws

Walking at Mr Straw's House

A walk is the perfect way for families to spend time together and explore their local area at this time of year.

The Straw brothers enjoyed taking a stroll in Worksop and William Straw Jnr even got involved in a key piece of legislation relating to the town’s walkways.

The Public Rights of Way Act 1932 meant that local authorities became responsible for surveying and recording public rights of way in their Districts.

In a letter from the Borough of Worksop Town Clerks Office dated March 1951, William was cordially invited to serve on a newly formed Public Rights of Way committee.

The role of this board was to consider the initial duties the County Council had towards this particular legislation that included ensuring all footpaths, bridle paths and roads used as public paths showed up on all maps within three years of 1951.  

For the last three years, Mr Straw’s House has been running a hugely successful ‘Worksop Walk’ taking in the places the Straw family walked, worked and worshipped in the town.

In 2019, the property will extend its walks series to include three exciting new outings giving families the opportunity to learn even more about the Straws and the area in which they lived titled ‘Straw’s Stroll’, ‘Towpath Trek’ and ‘Red Lane Ramble’.

Keep up to date with news on our walks and all our other events next year on these pages and Mr Straw’s House on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.