PARHAM AIRFIELD MUSEUM
(Incorporating the 390th Bombardment Group Memorial Air Museum and the Museum of the British Resistance Organisation)
On Sunday July 4th 2004 the replica Operational Base at Parham was officially opened by the Museum's patrons, Lord and Lady Ironside.
Here are a selection of pictures showing the construction work.
As you can see, the pictures show just how big an exercise the excavation of an OB can prove.
This excavation is a reconstruction of an underground OB, based upon the example known to have been at Stratford St Andrew. The public are able to tour this – brought up to ground level for ease of access and landscaped over - and appreciate the cramped and dismal conditions that the Auxiliers had to work in.
The OB and the rest of the museum can be viewed from Easter until the end of October on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays; and during school holidays on Wednesdays as well. Admission is free. Parking is plentiful and refreshments available.
The Museum is around 15 miles north of Ipswich and is well signposted ('AIR MUSEUM') from the A12 near Wickham Market.
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