The Straw business started in 1886 by Benjamin and his younger brother William, the brothers had come from a successful family of potters in Sutton - In - Ashfield. By the 1880's a grocers shop would have provided everything an average household needs from food, to tea to candles. Previously to this they had been known as 'Spicers' and would have dealt in spices, pepper, sugar and other dry goods.
Brown paper carrier bag with string handles. Printed with 'W Straw Grocer and Provision Dealer, Market Place, Worksop. The Shop at the Top of the Street.' Containing three cardboard boxes (BLG/MISC/1783.2-4)and seven tins (BLG/M/651-657).
Marks and inscriptions
W Straw Grocer and Provision Dealer, Market Place, Worksop. The Shop at the Top of the Street