The Gild of Freemen of the City of York

STRAYS OF YORK


The Strays of York is a collective name for four areas of open land, comprising in all over 800 acres (3.2 km2), within the City of York.  Their individual names are Bootham Stray, Micklegate Stray (which includes the Knavesmire and Hob Moor), Monk Stray and Walmgate Stray.


The Strays are the remains of much greater areas of common land on which the hereditary Freemen of the City had, since time immemorial, the right to graze cattle.


WANTED - A PASTURE MASTER FOR WALMGATE STRAY


There is a need for a volunteer to be a Pasture Master for Walmgate Stray. To be a Pasture Master you must be a Freeman resident of the Ward served by the Stray, willing to visit the Stray regularly, liaise with other Ward Pasture Masters and attend the Strays Council, which usually meets just twice a year.


If you are willing to consider becoming a Pasture Master or would like more information, please contact:


Tom Gibson Tel: 01904 423153 or Email: thomasg624@aol.com


Correspondence address for the York Strays Council:


79 Tang Hall Lane

York

YO31 0SZ

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