Blakesley Hall is today celebrated for its beautiful timber-framed structure, Tudor history and Smalbroke family legacy. However, in the years since its construction, Blakesley has been passed through many different hands. From 1901 to 1932 it was home to the Merry family who lived through the turbulent years of the early 20th century, experiencing rapid social and political change and of course World War One. Just like so many other families across the country, the Merrys had a part to play in the war effort. 

Join Emily Richardson as she looks at the Merry period of occupation and uncovers the experiences of Tom, Frank, and May Merry: the Coordinator, the Fighter and the Carer of World War One.

This online lecture will be delivered via Zoom. Once you have signed up to the lecture, a unique invite will be sent for an online Zoom webinar, along with instructions of how to log on.

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