Swaffham library to stage talk on First World War sites

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A talk examining Norfolk’s First World War landscape will be delivered at Swaffham’s library next week.

The event is one of 13 such events being held at libraries across the county during October and November, to mark the centenary of the conflict.

Norfolk County Council’s community archaeologist Claire Bradshaw will be giving the talks, which will examine sites including the old Narborough airfield, which was Britain’s largest at the time.

Brian Watkins, the county council’s champion for the historic environment, said: “To many people it may feel like the war happened far away from Norfolk but our county played a key role.

“Often little if anything can be seen of these once crucial sites, but these talks will help people to look with fresh eyes at the World War One history on their doorstep.”

The talk will take place next Wednesday, October 15, at 2pm and admission is £2. For more information, or to secure your place, contact the library on 01760 721513.