Dear Mrs Pennyman Newsletter Update 28th February 2017

Letters sent from women whose loved ones died in World War One have been rediscovered.

The 120 documents were found at Ormesby Hall, Middlesbrough and had been sent to Mary Pennyman, whose family then owned the property.

She wrote back to the women, offering words of comfort and advice.

Teesside University received a grant of £9,700 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to help make the letters available online to the public.

"Researching the lives of the women who wrote [the letters] is a wonderful opportunity to reflect upon the cost of war and to build a picture of the challenges faced at the time and the strength it took to survive."

See the first newsletter explaining how the project has developed over the past few weeks by clicking here for newsletter and also to look at Jane Ainsworts research by clicking here.

Vist the full website


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