History Walk at Boxsted
Enjoy a Free heritage walk around Boxted airfield on Sunday 20th March, 2016. The walk is being organised by Martin Cuthbert, Community Archaeologist exploring the legacy of the US 8th Army Air Force during their time here in WW2, a project . This forms part of a 3-year Heritage Lottery Funded project whose main aims are:
- Research and interpretation of the built and social legacy of the American Eighth Air Force in the East, through community archaeology, oral history, film and photography, and re-examination of museum collections.
- Celebration of this material through local and regional events, exhibitions, , touring theatre and other showcase opportunities.
- Sustaining the project beyond its active stage through website, digital flythrough, learning resources, social media and museum development.
Join us as we lead a walk through the historic airfield at Boxted, home to the 354th & 56th Fighter Groups and the 386th Bomb Group of the 8th USAAF during World War Two.
If you’re interested in landscape history, airfield archaeology, or just fancy the chance to have a walk in the unique landscape of this World War Two airfield, this walk is for you.
This Walk Through History starts at 10am on Sunday 20th March. Parking is at Boxted Airfield Museum, Langham Lane, Langham, Essex, CO4 5NW, where refreshments can be taken following the walk.
Admission to the Museum itself is by a £3 donation, accompanied children are free. The walk, which is about 3.8 miles long is over easy terrain and is free of charge. You are advised to wear outdoor shoes and clothing appropriate to the weather.
This is one of a series of walks organised by Martin’s project, find out more at www.8theast.org.