Tom King on leave in 1916, as remembered by his sister Beatrice
Edwin Lutyens in a letter to his wife 1919
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.Find out more
The Home of our Delight events programme is now open for booking! Read more
A glimpse of two fascinating letters from the Horner / Asquith Archive, as we do the final preparations for the Home of our Delight exhibition, which opens on Saturday 10 September at Rook Lane Chapel. Read more
Bath Spa Heritage Management intern Milly Greenall on her experience, and highlights to look out for, in the Home of our Delight programme Read more
There are lots of ways you can get involved with Home of our Delight. As well as helping us research and deliver a very special heritage project, this is also a great way to learn new skills, meet new people, and perhaps join us on visits to other places with a historical relevance to Mells.How to get involved