Times past revealed

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THE unseen army of servants who ministered to the lives of those living in Ickworth House are to be celebrated next year with the Ickworth Lives Project.

And this week students at West Suffolk College unveiled a giant mural they have created depicting the lives of those below stairs.

The 36ft mural was designed by freelance illustrator Joel Millerchip and created by art and design students on the Btec Diploma Level 2 course.

Using a series or oral archives recorded by the National Trust, Joel discovered how gardeners and servants worked together to create the right setting for grand dinners and banquets.

Joel said: “The students who worked on this project were fantastic. They all deserve full praise for the effort they put into producing these murals.”