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Restoration under way at RAF Marham after West Norfolk war memorial damaged




Work is well under way to repair a West Norfolk village memorial which was destroyed last week.

The memorial on Chalk Lane in Narborough had been set up to honour those killed at the former Aerodrome near to RAF Marham.

Officials have acted promptly to recover the memorial after it appeared to have been damaged by a vehicle.

The memorial stone at a RAF Marham hangar where BAE Systems are working on restoring the memorial. Picture: Derek Hardy (22575233)
The memorial stone at a RAF Marham hangar where BAE Systems are working on restoring the memorial. Picture: Derek Hardy (22575233)

Derek Hardy, who works at RAF Marham as a sub-contractor to BAE Systems, hopes the memorial will be fully restored by the end of this week.

He told the Lynn News yesterday that the debris had been cleared and the stone memorial has been recovered to a hangar at RAF Marham for "some TLC".

Parish council members inspected the damage on Thursday and spoke of their "shock and disappointment" at the extent of the damage.

The memorial stone before being transported to RAF Marham. Picture: Derek Hardy (22575235)
The memorial stone before being transported to RAF Marham. Picture: Derek Hardy (22575235)

But chairman of Narborough Parish Council John Collins was confident villagers would rally together to restore the memorial, which was unveiled in September 2011.

Mr Collins said: "One way or another, it will be repaired, whether that is purely down to the parish council or the assistance of residents and RAF Marham."

Narborough Parish Council chairman John Collins (left) hold a large piece of plastic from the vehicle, with Narborough Parish Council clerk David Burchell (right) holding what remains of the war memorial names board
Narborough Parish Council chairman John Collins (left) hold a large piece of plastic from the vehicle, with Narborough Parish Council clerk David Burchell (right) holding what remains of the war memorial names board
Narborough's war memorial before the damage. Picture: Ed Jacks
Narborough's war memorial before the damage. Picture: Ed Jacks

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