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.
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.
FoLD's Annual General Meeting will held on Thursday 25th April at 6.30 pm. in the Langham Parish Room. After the short FoLD meeting, there will be a talk by Wing Commander Ken Wallis MBE, who is a renowned former World War II bomber pilot and designer and pilot of a range of 'Wallis' Autogiros - one of which "Little Nellie" flown by him in the James Bond film 'You Only Live Twice'! Remarkably he is still flying at the age of 95 and Ken's talk should make for a most interesting and amusing evening. Admission is free and open to all.
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We are delighted to announce that the application to the Heritage Lottery Fund has been successful!
HLF have awarded NNHBT £446,400. This, along with a grant of £199,000 from English Heritage and partnership funding from The Coastal Sustainable Fund, North Norfolk District Council, Norfolk County Council, the Architectural Heritage Fund and the Paul Bassham Trust, amounting to a further £46,000, means that FoLD, in partnership with NNHBT, will be able save the building and install the Educational interpretive centre that we envisage.
This is a culmination of a great deal of work over the past 20 years. However, it is really only the beginning and there will be a lot more work over the next couple of years - so we hope we can count on your continued support!
Langham was at the forefront of both defence and attack during World War II. Many of those who served here came from across the globe. Sadly, many were never to return home, having made the ultimate sacrifice. The Dome will be a legacy to them, it will tell their story and educate future generations about what went on in Langham during those dark years of war and afterwards during the cold war.
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To join the Friends of Langham Dome (FoLD) or for further information please contact us