TG2523 : The church of St Edward the Confessor (plaque)

taken 3 years ago, near to Lamas, Norfolk, Great Britain

The church of St Edward the Confessor (plaque)
The church of St Edward the Confessor (plaque)
The plaque, which can be seen behind the altar, was presented to the church by the Spirit of Coltishall Association in October 2008.

This building was the station's chapel when RAF Coltishall was still an active airfield. It was inter-denominational and used for different services on different days. After the closure of the airfield the building was sold off by the Catholic church and the Church of England purchased it. The pews and the altar were removed along with the tapestry above the altar and the stained glass window associated with RAF Coltishall. For an exterior view see > LinkExternal link.
RAF Coltishall
The station opened in 1939 as a fighter airfield during WW2. It later became a station for night fighters and then for ground attack aircraft until it was closed in 2006. Coltishall was the last surviving operational RAF airfield involved in the Battle of Britain other than RAF Northolt. The station was home to more than 80 fighter squadrons during its time of operation and 207 enemy aircraft were destroyed during the war. The airfield is currently owned by Norfolk County Council, with most of the former domestic site now being occupied by HMP Bure. See also: LinkExternal link
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Friday, 19 September, 2014   (more nearby)
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Friday, 19 September, 2014
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2551 2346 [10m precision]
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