Village comes together to celebrate unveiling of new sign

Rackheath new village sign unveiling. Len and Margaret Wells pictured right of the sign and Emma Why

Rackheath new village sign unveiling. Len and Margaret Wells pictured right of the sign and Emma Whymark, left. - Credit: Archant

The residents of Rackheath came together over the weekend to celebrate the unveiling of their brand new village sign.

A special archive event was held in Rackheath on Saturday October, 1 featuring artefacts found whilst excavating the route for the new NDR, including some of the remains of a Second World War Mustang fighter plane, which had come down near the village.

During the event the new sign, commissioned to replace the old one which had rotted through, was unveiled by Len and Margaret Wells who have lived in the village since 1961.

Emma Whymark, Chair of Rackheath Parish Council said: 'It was lovely to see so many people attend today's event. There is a genuine desire within the village to preserve its heritage and it was also gratifying to have so many people attend today from all around the county. Rackheath is set to change dramatically over the next 20 years and it is important to record its history.'

As well as the fighter plane, exhibits by the NDR archaeology team, the Norfolk Museums Service, the Norfolk Records Office, the Rackheath Aggies and Rackheath Archive were also on display throughout the day.


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