In late September 2013, Terry Cook, leader of the Social History group, organised a trip to the Parham Airfield Museum. Situated near Framlingham, this airfield was home to the 300th Bomb Group during World War II, one of many American airbases in the region.
After a journey of about an hour and a half our coachload of 31 were welcomed, at what was a fairly desolate spot, by some of the Museum’s volunteers, where a cup of tea in the refreshment area proved very popular. (Writer’s observation: although seatbelts were provided on the coach very few people used them. Tut-tut!!)
Also introduced to us during this time was the farmer who owns the land upon which the old airfield stands. He told us a bit of the history of the place particularly relating to his father’s involvement when the land was commandeered and the runways laid down.