Imagine if your family had kept almost every single piece of paper that passed through their hands, for hundred of years. What would you have? Where would you keep it? What stories could you share?
Cotesbach Educational Trust, a heritage education charity just outside of Lutterworth, South Leicestershire, was formed after just such a discovery.
The Marriott family, residents of Cotesbach Estate for over 250 years, stored away receipts, letters, diaries, maps, deeds and more, offering a rich picture of every day housekeeping to current affairs and global adventures in Georgian and Victorian times.
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