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National Trust, Mr Straw's House
National Trust, Mr Straw's House

Photo credit: National Trust Images

The bequest of William Shaw (1898–1990) of his ordinary Edwardian semi-detached house and all its accumulated contents over 60 years is the nearest thing to a time capsule that the National Trust has ever received. Time has stood still here since the death of his father, a successful Worksop local grocer and seed-merchant, in 1932 – the year of the calendar which still hangs on the wall of the front room. It is interesting that there are any pictures here at all, most of them are anonymous, but the 'Portrait of an Unknown Woman in a Black Tippet, Straw Hat and Pearls' has appeal.

National Trust, Mr Straw's House

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National Trust, Mr Straw's House

5-7 Blyth Grove, Worksop, Nottinghamshire S81 0JG England

01909 482380

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  • 22 February 2020

    Real Bread Week begins today. While many will use this time to support their local bakery, why not do as the Straws did and bake bread for yourself at home?