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Grant will help tell story of Ickworth House workers’ roles in WW1

Ickworth House worker Oliver Crack who died during World War One ANL-160802-150831001
Ickworth House worker Oliver Crack who died during World War One ANL-160802-150831001

The stories of Ickworth House staff who served and died in World War One will be told with the help of a £10,000 Heritage Lottery Grant.

In the last year, staff and volunteers at the National Trust house have researched Ickworth and the war to develop the Great War Project to highlight the impacts of the War on the individuals, families and local communities.

The project will create a walking trail in the Ickworth Estate and House, reflecting on stories and memories of local people and will link the people of Ickworth with the places they lived and worked.

Photographs, letter extracts and press articles will be shown at specific locations, and previously unseen, yet poignant keepsakes will present an intimate portrait of Ickworth during the war.

Chloe Woodrow, Ickworth’s house and collections manager, said: “It will help us to discover much more about Ickworth’s history around the time of World War One, add to our archive of knowledge and allow local people to follow the stories of families that lived and worked at Ickworth during this time.

“This is a great opportunity for us to shed some light on this significant part of history that involved so many families.”


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