Help with Heritage Project

If you have a passion for some of Worksop’s most historic buildings, Bassetlaw District Council is looking for volunteers to be part of its ground-breaking heritage project over the next four years.

Thanks to £1.2M of Heritage Lottery Funding, which will be boosted to a total of £2.3M with further investment from the Council and the private sector, some of Worksop’s most iconic and historical buildings on Bridge Street will be brought back to their former glory.

Jane Harrison, the Council’s Townscape Heritage Project Officer said: “This is a really exciting project and with the help of volunteers we hope to bring to light the previously unheard stories, memories and pictures of the people and business who lived and worked in these fabulous buildings. If you would like to be part of the project, or if you have a story to tell, we’d love to hear from you.”

You can be part of the project through a number of volunteer roles that include collecting oral history, gathering new historical evidence of the town centre or helping with events and exhibitions.

A number of events are also being organised as part of the project that will run until 2022, the first of which is a free Family Storytelling Day at Mr Straw’s House on Wednesday 15th August, between 11.30am and 3pm.

In partnership with the National Trust, professional storyteller Alistair Littlewood will be telling captivating tales of Worksop’s folklore and Nottinghamshire’s heritage in the Orchard.

Should you wish to volunteer, please contact Jane Harrison on 01909 533 533 or email

Last Updated on Tuesday, September 24, 2019