Horham Airfield Walk – A Great Day Out!

We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who joined us on Saturday 27th September as we led a walk through selected areas of the 8th USAAF airfield at Horham, home to the 95th Bomb Group between 1943-45.

On the day we were joined by twenty-three people, from aged three upwards, as landscape historian Annie Sommazzi shared her expert knowledge of the unique landscape of a World War Two airfield; telling the story of the land before the airfield was developed and how its construction changed the lives of the people who lived here forever.

There can be no doubt that the construction of Horham was the single largest landscape change to happen in the area for the last two thousand years

Here’s what participants had to say about the day,

Thank you so much for the walk today. We both very much enjoyed it. We now know a little more about local history and the landscape.

Big thanks to the Eighth in the East for such a great day out.

You can explore a gallery of images from the day above.

The walk was developed in partnership with the University of East Anglia and was made possible by the wonderful support of James Munton and his team at the the Red Feather Club, dedicated to the 95th BG. Thank you to James and all his colleagues.

We are really keen to develop similar walks at other sites throughout the region. Please drop us a line  if you’d be interested in taking part in a future walk, and don’t forget to tell us where you’d love to explore.