Project ConclusionThis project is now complete and Dr Bond has written a report summarising the timeline of the project and the many events that were carried out by the Archaeological Society and the community groups involved. The report is available on-line HERE
Initially the project be looking at the evidence of the attack by a zeppelin in Lynn in January 1915, and also looking at the way RFC squadrons were used to defend the skies and local towns, including King's Lynn. Historical documents, oral histories, artefacts and sites, (e.g. the Landing Group site at Tydd St Mary, Lincs.), will be studied and surveyed, from autumn into next year. The group will also be working on a school project which will include a game on zeppelin and RFC defence.
This project aims to empower local people - older people, families, school children, to be involved investigating and recording the ways in which King's Lynn and the local population was involved in the Great War. This will include the recording the remains of this landing ground, together with exploring the history of the Lynn streets which were bombed in 1915: the Docks; Albert Street; Bentinck Street; Creswell Street; East Street. Archives, both local and national (Town Corporation Minutes; maps; eye-witness accounts; newspapers; pictures), artefacts from the time (bits of zeppelin, bombs, shrapnel, aircraft-related debris, etc) and streets/buildings will be explored.
We will also be working with other local groups such as:-
- the ATC in Lynn, with some link into True's Yard (meetings)
- Marham History Museum, RAF Marham
- Others too!
You may be interested in how other 'local' heritage groups are celebrating this important anniversary. In Lincolshire you will be able to see the exhibitions that they have already been uploaded: HERE. They also have a list of useful resources HERE
The project aims to:-
- Review local records
- Investigate and record First World War locations.
- Carry out fieldwalking in areas thought to be linked to the Great War