Search

FREE GoGoDragon! stickers in today's EDP and Evening News!

Click here

Road sign with links to US Army Air Force service in Norfolk during World War Two is stolen for third time

11:02 01 March 2013

Missing Witchcraft Way sign on Rackheath Industrial Estate.

Missing Witchcraft Way sign on Rackheath Industrial Estate.

Submitted - March 2013

A road sign has been stolen from Rackheath Industrial Estate for the third time in recent years.

shares

The sign for Witchcraft Way on the industrial estate north of Norwich has gone missing again and workers on the estate believe the culprit must not realise the origin of the street’s name.

Rather than any mystical connections to witchcraft Its name, as with many others on the industrial estate, relates to the time when the estate was a United States Army Air Force base during World War Two.

The 467th Bombardment Group from Wendover, Utah, flew strategic bombing missions from the airfield using B24 Liberator aircraft.

Tthe most famous of these planes was known as Witchcraft or Witch and flew 130 successful missions under the care of ground crew chief, Joe Ramirez.

As along with other road names and a marker stone on the estate, the road sign for Witchcraft Way acts as a memorial to the airmen and ground crew of the 467th group.

Nick Hovey, property director of Tilia Properties, which own and manage many of the properties on the estate, said: “I couldn’t believe it when I saw the sign was missing again. It’s the third time – we’ve replaced it twice already!”

Tilia Properties decided it was not necessary to involve the police but would like to recover the sign if possible. Anyone with information about the disappearance can contact Tilia on 01603 722892.

shares

1 comment

  • Another of a long list of crimes that will never be recorded by Norfolk Constabulary. And we marvel every year at the Crime Figures that the Police are always telling us that they are going down? I wonder why they are decreasing?

    Report this comment

    Farquarson-Smythe

    Saturday, March 2, 2013

Most Read

Campaigns

Most Commented

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 22°C

min temp: 14°C

Listen to the latest weather forecast

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the EDP
digital edition

Subscribe

Broads Outdoor Festival

cover

Enjoy the Broads
Outdoor Festival
digital edition

Read

Eating Out in the Broads

cover

Enjoy the Eating Out
in the Broads
digital edition

Read

Great Days Out

cover

Enjoy the Great Days
Out digital edition

Read

Get Into Summer

cover

Enjoy the Get Into
Summer digital edition

Read