TG2812 : Holy Trinity Church in Rackheath

taken 3 years ago, near to New Rackheath, Norfolk, Great Britain

Holy Trinity Church in Rackheath
Holy Trinity Church in Rackheath
The church gates were given to the village in 1986 by the Coffey Crew of the 467th Bombardment Group, who served at RAF Rackheath during WW2. The original gates were damaged by a lorry and this new set of gates were dedicated in 2008. For a view of the memorial plaque affixed to the gate post see > LinkExternal link. As well as Sunday worship, family communion and Sunday Club, the building is also used for local clubs and activities, for example the Rackheath Youth Club, Parent and Toddler group and the Rackheath WI (Women's Institute). The present church dates from 1959 and has many features and amenities not found in older churches. It is bright and warm and has chairs instead of fixed pews and a toilet and kitchen facilities.
Prior to 1959 the village church was All Saints > LinkExternal link which is located between Rackheath and Spixworth and is now redundant and in the care of the Norfolk Churches Trust.
RAF Rackheath (USAAF Station 145)
Rackheath aerodrome was built by John Laing & Son Ltd on the estate of Sir Edward Stracy of Rackheath Hall. Built to the specifications of a Class-A heavy bomber airfield it was used by the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF). The station opened in March 1944 and was designated USAAF Station 145. The station became the home of the 467th Bombardment Group (Heavy), the third group in the 96th Combat Wing, Second Bombardment Division (later Air Division) of the Eighth Air Force of the United States Strategic Air Forces in Europe (USSTAF). See also: LinkExternal link

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Friday, 29 August, 2014   (more nearby)
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Friday, 29 August, 2014
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2853 1259 [10m precision]
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2853 1255
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