Diss Museum receives grant for ‘Friendly Invasion’ commemoration

Diss Museum's commemoration of the 'Friendly Invasion' of 1942 has been boosted by a grant from the Norfolk American Connections Project.

The county-wide scheme celebrates the coming of the American airmen 70 years ago as a result of the second world war, but also any historical connections between Norfolk and the USA.

Diss Museum features a display using items from Knettishall, Thorpe Abbotts and Horham airfield museums.

There will be an entertainment, entitled Twilight's Last Gleaming, at Thorpe Abbotts on June 8 and 9 and an American lunch in St Mary's Hall, Diss, on Saturday, July 14.

Museum manager Basil Abbott said: 'The �250 grant will help to run the American Lunch and to get a soundtrack made for the show at Thorpe Abbotts.'

More details of the county project are available on www.norfolksamericanconnections.com