Outing to RAF Barnham

10 September 2017

10:30 - 16:30

RAF Barnham
Gorse Industrial Estate
United Kingdom
IP24 2PH

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As of 21st August, this event is now full.  If you're interested in visiting RAF Barnham independently, please drop me an email and I will pass it on to Keith Eldred so that something can be organised.

Those who have successfully booked for this trip can pick up instructions for the day, including a map and event timings, from here.

RAF Barnham is an old Royal Air Force station in Suffolk, about two miles south of Thetford, just north of the village of Barnham.  It was built in 1939, and during the Cold War it was used to house the fissile material which went into the "Blue Danube" bomb, part of the UK's independent nuclear deterrent.  It is now a scheduled monument run by the site's owner, Keith Eldred, on behalf of English Heritage.

Keith will be giving us a guided tour of the site starting at 10:30, and there will be plenty of opportunity afterwards to explore and take photographs of this fascinating location.  You'll be pleased to hear that no fissile material is kept there any more, but most of the other buildings - including the storage "hutches" and watch towers - are still intact.

Keith doesn't charge for doing the tour, but I shall be collecting £10 each as a donation towards the building of a "Blue Danube" replica.  Keith is always looking for interesting pictures of the site too, and would very much appreciate image to add to his collection.

Numbers for the tour are limited to 20, as it's simply impractical to show around more people than this at any one time.  If more than 20 people are interested in coming, I may be able to persuade Keith to run a second tour in the afternoon.

If you would like to come, please drop me an email to reserve your place.

Ian Wilson
Email the event organiser

Region: East Anglia