Ickworth and the Great War

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...

Memento from fallen German Airship at Cuffley

Researching the forgotten past

Discover more about the story behind Ickworth and the Great War exhibition and what happened next.

Close up view of the dining table, set out for the Peace dinner

Closer to home... The Herveys and the House

Find out more about the Herveys and how the house was affected in the Great War.

Horringer Great War veterans.

For King and country

Discover more about the men who worked on the estate and fought for their country.

Memorial to Thomas Crack

Ickworth and the Great War - Research Pamphlet

Volunteers leading a group around the estate trail

Estate trail leaflet

Image showing James Arnold Kitcatt on a horse by the old stable block

Estate Exhibition Guide