This edition includes:
-news of an amazing 100 year-old sky diving 390th Veteran
-a surprise visit from a descendant
-a photo diary of our new building project
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*NEW EVENT* We are pleased to announce that a new play about the life of Joe Kennedy, who was sadly killed whilst flying over Suffolk, will be shown at 4pm & 7pm at the museum on Saturday 9th May.
This play will tell the dramatic and tragic story of Joe Kennedy Jnr, the elder brother of JFK, who as a young man seemed destined to become President of the United States – until, that is, the Second World War intervened. No Ordinary Joe; No Ordinary Kennedy examines Joe’s complex character, and traces events which led Joe to volunteering for a top-secret and highly dangerous mission, in which he was required to fly a Liberator plane packed with explosives and bail out before it crossed the Channel. Tragically his plane exploded over Blythburgh, Suffolk killing him and his co-pilot.
The event will be part of our 75th VE Day commemorations.
Get yours quickly- we think this event will be popular!
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Yale historian, James Rogers, has been researching Joseph Kennedy’s last fateful mission, ‘Operation Anvil’, which resulted in his plane exploding over Blythburgh in Suffolk.
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We are in need of extra volunteers to help man the museum, meet and greet visitors, help with closed-season work parties or serve in our tea room and gift shop.
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Our ever-popular tea dance at the museum will be on Sunday 6th October from 2-6pm.
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As a result of our consistently brilliant reviews on Trip Advisor, we are delighted to share the great news that we have just received a Trip Advisor 2019 ‘Certificate of Excellence’.
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The new season has started well despite some cold days which effects visitor numbers. We welcomed over 120 new and returning visitors on our opening day- the tea room was packed, see below!
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Have you seen that our archivist Jennie Smith is now featuring an Airman of the Month in our newsletter? Each month, Jennie shares photos and experiences from one of the 742 men of the 390th who gave their life for our freedom.
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