In 2014, the Cuffley airship disc was stumbled upon at Ickworth, shedding an intriguing glimmer of light onto a forgotten part of our story. On 2 September 1916 the first recorded destruction of a German airship was over Cuffley in Hertfordshire.
Souvenirs of the wreckage were made into mementoes: one made it's way into the Ickworth collection...
Discover more about the story behind Ickworth and the Great War exhibition and what happened next.
Find out more about the Herveys and how the house was affected in the Great War.
Discover more about the men who worked on the estate and fought for their country.
Explore Ickworth house which sits at the heart of the estate. One man's passion and vision of an Italianate palace in the heart of Suffolk.