KING’S LYNN: Memories of an air raid shelter
Memories of waiting in a Lynn air raid shelter during World War II were shared during an archaeology day.
People who had spent many anxious hours in Kettlewell Lane shelter passed on their experiences during an event at True’s Yard Museum.
Thirty people went along to hear the results of a survey of the shelter which was conducted last summer.
The event was organised by West Norfolk and King’s Lynn Archaeological Society and staff at True’s Yard.
Visitors enjoyed talks by society chairman Dr Clive Bond and Norfolk County Council archaeologist Christopher Kolonko.
There was a display of World War II artefacts, including a pair of binoculars which were owned by a U-boat commander, and visitors also recorded their stories.
Dr Paul Richards, who is the society president and True’s Yard trustee, was pleased with the day’s success.
He said: “It was a really good collaboration of archaeology and community experience.” The archaeological society will be holding a number of community digs events during the year: Fairstead on March 23 and 24; Gayton on April 27 and 28; Gaywood on May 15 to 19; Grimston, June 15 and 16; Great Massingham, July 27 and 28; Congham, September 21 and 22.
Pictured from left are, society chairman Dr Clive Bond, museum assistant manager Angela Reeve, trustee Dr Paul Richards, society member Kevin Elfleet and archaeologist Christopher Kolonko. MLNF13PT02420
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