The Wold Rangers Way


The Wold Rangers Way Trust 2021


The Brief

We were contacted by our client, Driffield Town Council, about an exciting new initiative on our home turf – the Yorkshire Wolds! In order to promote these unique landscapes, a local trust was creating a series of new walking routes – all inspired by a group of men and women from the early 20th century – The Wold Rangers – and could we help bring their stories to life?


What We Did

We obtained a copy of Angela Antrim’s book – The Wold Rangers – which, although anecdotal in nature, is one of the only sources which has recorded the rich history of the rangers. We created three of the Rangers for the launch event of the trails – Dog Geordie, Croom Mabel and Horsehair Jack – and, inspired by the stories in Antrim’s book – placed them at key points along the trail near the market town of Driffield. Audiences walking the trails at the launch event found themselves chewing the fat with Dog Geordie over his campfire, having their pockets lightened by Horsehair Jack and haggling over a gold lame dress with Croom Mabel. Later, we took the Rangers into the town to reach Saturday shoppers and promote the trails locally.


The Result

The audience response to the Rangers has been phenomenal and 2022 saw us create a new Ranger, Ginger Joe and re-live the moment he met George V and Queen Mary at Sledmere Monument, as well as capturing audio recordings for a trail app later in 2022 and enlivening the first ‘drumming up’ feast and camp-out

Wold Rangers by Rusticus - in an interactive Rusticus Adventure

“It was great last week, everyone said how we should have you at all our walks (if only we could!)  The actors were absolutely fabulous, it was a wonderful atmosphere.”

Fiona, Driffield Town Council

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