Welcome to The Friends of Langham Dome
The primary aim of The Friends of Langham Dome is to assist the owners of the Dome, The North Norfolk Historic Buildings Trust, to restore the building and incorporate an interpretation of one of its wartime uses as a simulator for anti-aircraft gunnery training. We also intend that the building will provide future generations with a museum of the history of the airfield and its role in World War II. And, not least, we hope it will serve as a memorial to the bravery of those who flew from Langham - particularly those who did not return.
The Langham Dome sits on the edge of the former Langham RAF base where during the 1939-45 war service men and women from the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand were stationed.
Restoration is now underway and once restored the Dome will be managed by the Friends and be open to the public
telling the story of the Dome and also the important contribution made by Langham and other East Anglian airfields
to the defence of the country during World War II.
The future of the Dome Secured
In March we were delighted to announce that the application to the Heritage Lottery Fund had been successful and the long term future of the Dome was secure!
Since then the owners of the Dome, The North Norfolk Historic Buildings Trust and Friends of Langham Dome have finalised the requirements and appointed suitable specialists who are proceeding with the restoration work. Further details on the work can be seen here.
Flying start to 2014 with new appointments for the Dome!
The Friends of Langham Dome has just appointed Kate Faire as their part-time Development Manager & Volunteer Coordinator. Kate’s job, starting in January, is to help establish Langham Dome as a tourist and educational attraction. She will recruit, train and manage volunteers to run the finished interpretive and education centre, as well as promoting it within local tourism and educational arenas. With an MA in War Studies, Kate has the ideal experience and background to push forward the project and to put what is possibly Britain’s youngest ‘Scheduled Ancient Monument’ well and truly on the map! Kate can be contacted here
In addition, FoLD and the Norfolk Norfolk Historic Buildings Trust, are delighted to announce that design company, Ugly Studios of Norwich, has recently won the contract to design and supply the hi-tech interpretative displays for the Dome.
Become a Friend
To join the Friends of Langham Dome (FoLD), for further information or to contact Kate Faire please contact us