Mells is one of many idyllic villages across England permanently marked by terrible losses in the First World War.
In Home of our Delight we are exploring the stories of the young men marked on the village memorial, and of their families.
As well as gamekeepers, gardeners and colliery workers these men included the last son and heir of the Horner family and Mells estate, and his brother-in-law, the son of the wartime Prime Minister.
Explore our findings on the impact of World War 1 at home, expressed through letters, diaries, artefacts and a unique collection of commissioned memorials.
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