Tagged: Wrest Park

7 reasons to volunteer with English Heritage in 2017

Posted:
29 December 2016
Posted By:
Anne Robinson
Categories:
Your Stories

Every day, hundreds of people up and down the country help us to tell the story of England. Our volunteers plant bulbs in formal gardens, run craft workshops for families, answer questions from curious visitors, help research the history of our sites - and much more besides. With 2017 just aroun...

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Nursing at Wrest Park during WW1

Group of convalescents and nurses on the terrace, including Sister Ife and Nurse Cook [1st and 3rd] 1915 Scrapbook 1915 Vol.I | From a private collection
Posted:
7 November 2016
Posted By:
English Heritage
Categories:
History Uncovered

Wrest Park like many other country houses was pressed into service as an auxiliary hospital during the First World War, catering for the many thousands of casualties sent back to Blighty from the battlefield. Wartime hospitals were real social mixing pots. They gave ordinary, mostly working clas...

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How to spot a dragon: a guide for mythical reptiles

The De Grey family crest at the De Grey Mausoleum
Posted:
31 October 2016
Posted By:
Franziska Wittenstein
Categories:
History Uncovered

In medieval bestiaries, there were many terms for dragons – dragon, wyrm, worm, orm, serpent, and even wyvern. However, over time these gradually differentiated into several different creatures. We've put together this useful identification guide to help you recognise the mythical reptile you ar...

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