Wrought copper/brass join, recovered from land where a hangar once stood, off Marham Road. Image courtesy of West Norfolk and King's Lynn Archaeological Society.

Archaeologists survey Britain’s largest airfield during First World War

Posted on centenarynews.com on 10 December 2014
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Archaeologists in the UK have completed the first comprehensive survery of RAF Narborough, a military aerodrome, the largest of its kind used during WW1.

The search spanned a distance of over 900 acres, and unearthered items such as anti-bomb glass, copper, nails, scrap metals and pottery. 

In one area they found high-class porcelain, this is likely to have served the officer class, and therefore allows the archaeologists to make an educated guess about the use of the airfield. The pottery allows the field related to the officer quarters and mess huts to be identified. 


Red-brown, stamped porcelain NNAS NAAFI emblem, from Mess Office location.

A selection of the artefacts have gone on display at True’s Yard Fisherfolk Museum in King’s Lynn.

To find out more about West Norfolk and Kings Lynn Archaeological Society, you can visit their Facebook, or find out more about the project.

Source: Culture24West Norfolk and King's Lynn Archaeological Society.

Photos: Centenary News

Posted by: Ellen Tranter, Centenary News