Rackheath Parish Council held an archive event to unveil its new village sign and to exhibit some of artefacts found whilst excavating the route for the new NDR, including some of the remains of a WW 2 Mustang fighter plane, which had come down near the village.
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 (pictured right of sign) on a sunny Saturday 1 October 2016.
Emma Whymark, Chair of Rackheath Parish Council (pictured left of sign) 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.’
Exhibits by the NDR archaeology team, the Norfolk Museums Service, the Norfolk Records Office, the Rackheath Aggies and Rackheath Archive were all on display.
The Parish Council would be very interested in hearing from anyone who would like to help with the Rackheath Archive- please contact the Clerk