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Mr Straw's House

This typical bay-fronted Edwardian semi-detached house was built in 1905. It has survived virtually unaltered since 1932 because of the eccentricity of the Straw family who lived here. The interior is an outstanding example of bourgeois decorating of the 1920s, with surviving wallpaper and painted graining. Every detail has been preserved, down to the calendar on the wall of the front parlour.

Visitor Information

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

Telephone: 01909 482380

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/mr-straws-house

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Mr Straw's House, Nottinghamshire (Accredited Museum)

This collection has 22,542 items online

A 1920s suburban family home caught in time. Very little has changed or been removed since the Straw's took up residence in 1923. The interior decoration and collection of objects reflects the taste and lifestyle of this local well-to-do grocer family. There is currently a cataloguing and photography project underway at the house which some of the volunteers are involved in. With such a large collection of everyday objects in a conventional 1920's family home there are always new stories to discover and tell. Within the collection we house many objects telling the families stories during WWI, when the brothers served King and country. The inter war years, a time of prosperity for the family enabling them to purchase Endcliffe Villa. Finally WWII ringing in change as father has passed away seven years early and mother passes away as war is announced leaving the brothers to take on the role of fire wardens for the street.

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