When Mount Edgcumbe was bombed and badly damaged by fire in 1941 many family records were destroyed. The centenary of the First World War provided the opportunity to try to find out more about the lives of people who lived and worked on the estate 100 years ago.
The project was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund under their World War 1; Then and Now Programme and managed by the Friends of Mount Edgcumbe Country Park. Many organisations and individuals have contributed to the project, the result of which is a comprehensive digital archive containing hundreds of photographs and documents.
An edited version of the full archive is available for visitors to Mount Edgcumbe House to explore via a touch screen. The full version is available on request and by appointment during the winter months.
For details of future talks and exhibitions relating to the project see the Mount Edgcumbe events diary.