Learning more about First World War at Narborough

Cpl Edward Stanley, from RAF Marham, and Ian Iosson, Finds Officer, with some of the artefacts found from a field walk at Royal Flying Core Narborough
Cpl Edward Stanley, from RAF Marham, and Ian Iosson, Finds Officer, with some of the artefacts found from a field walk at Royal Flying Core Narborough
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Archaeologists were joined by a serviceman in processing artefacts found during a field walk of one of the country’s largest First World War air bases.

West Norfolk and King’s Lynn Archaeological Society have completed a survey of Royal Flying Corps Narborough.

The 10 sample bags were sorted, weighed and bagged during an event in True’s Yard on Saturday. This was attended by Cpl Edward Stanley, from RAF Marham, who is pictured with Ian Iosson.

The finds consisted of scrap metal, copper, nails, glass from buildings and pottery.

Society chairman Clive Bond said: “Despite the fields looking like any other ploughed arable field in Narborough, this soil does offer up finds from the ‘Great Aerodrome’. This was the first very preliminary field survey of this extensive base. Even in sheeting rain, with very heavy muddy soil and a handful of people, the society members, with volunteers managed to locate finds.”

He has thanked Stephen Munford, Greens Farming Ltd, Lower Farm and Narborough Airfield Research Group.