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Airfields: Then and Now

Could you help us document the changing landscape of East Anglian airfields? Do you live near to an airfield you’d like to know more about?

Here at Eighth in the East, we’re in the middle of building our educational learning pack, and we’re looking for volunteers to help us capture some then (1942-45) and now (2000-14) pictures of local airfields and their surrounding areas.

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These pictures will be used in the learning pack to illustrate the archaeological legacy of the USAAF, including sites where there appears there’s little left to see- because that’s just as important too!

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Any photos taken and used in the learning pack will be credited, so it’s a great chance for any budding amateur photographers to get their name in writing, along with some of their photographs!

Perhaps even more enticingly,  however,  it’s a great chance to get out after work, or at the weekend, and have a stomp around your local airfield with a camera, the dog and your family in tow. Unfortunately, we can’t promise the sunshine!

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You can submit your photos, along with some brief information, including where it is and when it was taken, by heading over to ‘Get Involved, Tell Us Your Story’ or by emailing Hattie at [email protected]

We’re really looking forward to seeing and sharing your photographs, the above examples were taken by Martin Cuthbert, our Community Archaeologist!