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Lakenheath 2000

A Website of Information for Residents and Visitors

 

 

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Pages on this Site     (Scroll Down for Links to External Sites)

Homepage Photos of The Village Shops & Services List RAF History Pages American Angles Guestbook Lakenheath Organisations & Clubs

 

 

Index of Links to External Sites

Sites About Lakenheath Nearby Towns & Villages Local & County Council Pages USAF Related Sites Other Local Council Pages Local Media Pages Visits & Tourism Pages Other Sites of Interest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sites About Lakenheath

Lakenheath Church - An excellent page about St Mary's Church, with links to other Suffolk churches. See also page about the wallpainting of St. Edmund, the King & Martyr, in the church

The Lakenheath Page - History of the village on the 22 Villages.org website - a heritage site for all the villages in Forest Heath, supported by the Millenium commission.

Lakenheath Primary School - The official site about our school

Lakenheath Library - Did you know that you can search online from home and order any book from the entire collection in all Suffolk Libraries? It will be delivered to Lakenheath Library within two or so days for a small fee. Just click on Library Catalogue. Also if you know anybody who is not online, they can go there and surf the net for free. So next time you walk in the door imagine you are walking into the biggest library in Suffolk (well equal biggest!). It is opposite the Co-op between the red phone box and War Memorial

Lakenheath Lode - A site about the Great Ouse river navigation. It has details of Lakenheath Lode. Did you know that boats used to be able to navigate to the village? Fancy a boating holiday on local rivers? You may be amazed! There is also a history page about it at canals.org.uk

Lakenheath Fen 1 , Lakenheath Fen 2 and Lakenheath Fen 3 - Pages about RSPB Bird Reserve

Lakenheath Warren

A Walk Around Lakenheath on the EADT site

Lakenheath Parish Council

Lakenheath.net - Community pages for all in the village

Chris's Lakenheath Page - Info about the village and some good pictures

Lakenheath & Mildenhall page on the TriAnglia Website

CLICK HERE to see the stars and planets now over Lakenheath (use back button to return to this site)

CLICK HERE to see the brightest satellites passing over Lakenheath today. If you click on the time of the satellite then you will then see a map of the sky showing where you can see it. You don't even need a telescope!

The 1956 Lakenheath UFO - For interest in case you see anything else in the night sky!

Photos of Lakenheath - Old and new photos of the village

 
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Sites About Nearby Towns & Villages

The 22 Villages Project - for the 22 villages in the Forest Heath area - The Lakenheath Page has now been started but the whole site is excellent. It is a project supported by The Millenium Commission.

Brandon's Site - on The 22 Villages Project

Brandon Suffolk - A page for the town

Brandon Heritage - Interesting history of Brandon, with many excellent pictures

Brandon Community Partnership - consists of the Parish councils of Brandon, Hockwold, Weeting, Santon Downham, Elveden, and Wangford.

Brandon at War - What it was like in Brandon during WW2, and local info

Hockwold-cum Wilton - A page about our neighbouring Norfolk village

Feltwell Village History

Icklingham - A page about the nearby village

Weeting21.org

Weeting Steam Rally - Visit the Weeting Steam Rally, held every July

Newmarket.org - Newmarket website

Thetford.org.uk - site about Thetford, the nearby town in Breckland. Also try The Thetford Portal for some excellent links

Ely.org.uk - a site about the nearby Cathedral City of Ely, in the fens. Has a good page of links to local villages and towns on the web.

Littleport - Page about the nearby town of Littleport

Isleham - Page about the nearby village of Isleham

 
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Pages from Local & County Council Web Sites

http://www.forest-heath.gov.uk/ - At last the long awaited site is here - Hopefully it will continue to improve!

Suffolk County Council - The Suffolk County Council Home Page

The Anglo-Saxon Burial Site on RAF Lakenheath - See reports and pictures of this amazing excavation online

Brandon Country Park - Discover the dream of Edward Bliss, who wanted to create an exotic tree garden with species from all over the world in the 19th century.

Lakenheath Library - Did you know that you can search online from home and order any book from the entire collection in all Suffolk Libraries? It will be delivered to Lakenheath Library within two or so days for a small fee. Also if you know anybody who is not online, they can go there and surf the net for free. So next time you walk in the door imagine you are walking into the biggest library in Suffolk (well equal biggest!). It is opposite the Co-op between the red phone box and War Memorial

Details For Families - Page detailing Playgroups, Schools, Nurseries, Doctors, Places to Visit and lots of other family related info for our area. More Details For Families of Registered Nurseries and Playgroups

Forest Heath - Facts and Location Profile about the Forest Heath Area

American Connection - Suffolk County Council produced page of history of Suffolk people going to America and Americans coming to Suffolk

Heathland Habitats - a page about local nature conservancy plans

Traveline - Route maps of Suffolk for buses and rail, and links to the Suffolk Journey Planner

Safe to School - If you read this site you can see what has been done in other Suffolk Schools. Find out what a 'Walking Bus' is, you might be inspired.

Museum of East Anglian Life - at Stowmarket. See how East Anglians lived in the past. Many historic buildings have been moved to this site from around Suffolk and saved from demolition.

St Edmundsbury Council - Home Page of the Council for Bury St Edmunds and area. Excellent Tourism page.

West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village - Visit this modern replica site set in its Country Park with lakes and play area etc.

Military History - Local Military History, with further links to other pages about the Bristish and US military history in the area

History of the American Air Forces in Europe

 
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USAF Related Sites

RAF Lakenheath - USAF Official Site

Page for USAF Newcomers to Lakenheath - linked to the USAF official Lakenheath site

RAF Mildenhall - USAF Official Site

RAF Mildenhall Airfete 2000 - USAF Official Site

AAFES Page - with maps of where things are on both bases

In My Father's Footsteps - Brenda Scalf-Burchfield's inspiring account of her travels in East Anglia, where her father was in WW2, before he was killed in Europe. Excellent photos and itinerary. See also her Second Trip and also the 455th Anti-Aircraft Artillery website for more details of her father's story and his unit.

Lakenheath Alumni Resources - Lakenheath High School Alumni information

USAF Lakenheath High School 1980's Era Alumni Page - For people who left in the 1980's

USAF Lakenheath High School 1960's Era Alumni Page - For people who left in the 1960's

USAF Lakenheath High School Class of '71 Site - For people who left in the 1971

 
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Pages from Other Local Council Web Sites

All have info on local places of interest and facilities, history, shopping etc.

Norfolk County Council - Home Page

Norfolk Museums - site about museums in Norfolk

Breckland District Council - Official Web Site of the neighbouring district council which covers Thetford and adjoining parts of Norfolk. Includes the excellent Attractions in Breckland 2000 Page

Cambridgeshire County Council - Home Page

 
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Sites By Local Newpapers, Web Directories, Media etc.

Bury Free Press - Our local weekly paper, but the news on the website is updated during the week as it happens.

Eastern Counties Network - by Eastern Counties Newspapers - A wealth of information

Suffolk Now - News and info page by The East Anglian Daily Times

Norfolk Now - News and info page by The Eastern Daily Press

Bury St Edmunds and Beyond - by stedmunds.co.uk - has pages titled - Business Directory, HealthClubs & Societies, Museums, Attractions, Entertainment, Health - and the following attractions are included, Abbey Gardens, Chilford Halls, East Town Park, Gifford's Hall, Ickworth House, Kentwell Hall, Linton Zoo, Market Cross, Pakenham Water Mill, St Ed'bury Cathedral, Theatre Royal, West Stow

Suffolk Web.co uk

Bury Finder.co.uk - Here you will find all kinds of information about this Suffolk town.

GoBury.com - The people who advertise on SGR FM radio as the one-stop site for goods, services and information in West Suffolk, but as of 18/03/2000 don't seem to have much on the site yet!

East Cambridgeshire Online News - & information and events

This is Essex - about the County on the opposite side of Suffolk, between us and London, and containing Colchester - England's oldest town.

XCel FM logo - The new local radio for the Fens, broadcast from near Ely on 107.1 FM. Often mentions Lakenheath listeners. Click on the logo to see their website.

SGR FM - The local commercial radio station for West Suffolk. You can listen to it live over the net, from the website, or on 96.4 FM on your radio.

Justoffbase logo - Click on the logo to go to this new site

 
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Visits & Tourism

Moyses Hall Museum - in Bury St Edmunds by stedmunds.co.uk

Manor House Museum - in Bury St Edmunds by stedmunds.co.uk

Prickwillow Drainage Engine Museum - See how the Fens have been kept well drained. Only a short trip by bike or car.

Charles Burrell Steam Museum - at Thetford

Bure Valley Railway - A steam railway near between Aylsham and Wroxham near Norwich - The website is good. The railway has a cycle path alongside so you can cycle one way and return by train, or vice versa.

Desert Rats Memorial - Memorial to the 7th Armoured Division who were camped in Thetford Forest on the A1065 just beyond Mundford, in the Swaffham direction. Good waymarked walk through the forest around the area where the camp was, with information signs.

A Guide to Churches of Suffolk - We are rich in superb churches

Rede Hall Farm Park - A working farm based on the 1940 to 1950 period - On the A143 on the Haverhill side of Bury St Edmunds

Kentwell Hall - Moated Tudor house at Long Melford, where they recreate tudor life. Fantastic picture of it on homepage of good website telling you where to find it and when it is open.

Long Melford and Long Melford - 2 websites about the picturesque village next to Kentwell Hall

Horringer - village near Bury St Edmunds with the Ickworth Park National Trust house and parkland.

Clare - Picturescue Suffolk village

Lavenham - Perhaps the most famous picturesque Suffolk village

Glemsford - village website

Nelson - an ECN page all about Nelson, who originated from Norfolk

Cambridge University - 'Local Area Information' page. (You can reach the University's main site from here also, by clicking on their logo)

Destinations East of England - by The British Tourist Authority

Museums On The Net - 'Listings By County' page showing museums in Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambridgehire, and every other county in the UK - Why not start locally and work further afield through the list?

MuseumNet - Another searchable index of UK Museums

Banham Zoo - Zoo with a good website

Linton Zoo - in Cambridgeshire - page by stedmunds.co.uk

Peddars Way - The Peddars Way is a long distance path which starts at Knettishall Heath, near Thetford, and runs to Holme-Next-the-Sea, near Hunstanton on the coast.

Swaffham - TourUK page about places to visit near Swaffham, including Cockley Cley Iceni village and the castle and priory at Castle Acre

Grimes Graves - Go down the pre-historic flint mines near Brandon

Oxburgh Hall - 15th Century moated manor house & gardens near Swaffham - See also ECN Page on the hall.

Broadland and East Suffolk Tourism Association's Website - just what it says! Lots of people go there on holiday and think it is an excellent destination. We can go for day trips!

Blythweb - Your Tourist and Business Guide to the Blyth Valley area of Suffolk. Another tourist area we can visit for the day.

Felixstowe - is the sunshine coastal garden resort with great shopping, sailing and sports, historic military sites and Victorian architecture and the UK's premier port. - (The official site words!)

Sutton Hoo Society - Site produced to give you a brief introduction to the work of the Sutton Hoo Society and the story behind the Anglo Saxon Royal Cemetery at Sutton Hoo in Suffolk in the UK.

Cambridge Coach Services - Site for coach travel to Norwich and London and the airports

Gressenhall - The Norfolk Rural Life Museum and Union Farm.

Thetford Ancient House Museum - This timber framed tudor merchant's house was built about 1490. Contains displays about Thomas Paine and India's last Maharajah, Duleep Singh, who lived and is buried at Elveden, as well as Roman treasure.

Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit - For Car and bike racing - this link takes you to Brands Hatch Leisure Group as Snetterton is one of their circuits, but you will find a page about it on their site.

 
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Other Sites of Interest

Brecks.org - Excellent site about Breckland

Suffolk Constabulary - Suffolk Police Official Site

Forest Heath Raynet - Local Radio Amateurs Emergency Network

Brandon & Lakenheath CAB - Citizens Advice Bureau

Suffolk Wildlife Trust - Official Site for anyone interested in the Nature of Suffolk

Birds of Britain - page relating to bird reserves in Suffolk

Maharajah Duleep Singh Centenary Trust - About the Maharajah, who lived at Elveden Hall, and the memorial to him in Thetford

British Horse Society - Suffolk page

Rollerbury - National Rollerskating Centre in Bury St Edmunds

MAFF Press Release - about Lakenheath Warren Environmentally Sensitive Area

Ecotech - EcoTech Centre, at Swaffham

 
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Items below to be further researched and expanded

Brandon Heritage Museum, George Street, Brandon, Suffolk, Tel 01225 863280 - Museum hidden away in Brandon, opposite the Fire Station.

Newmarket National Horseracing Museum, 99 High Street , Newmarket , Suffolk , CB8 8JL. Tel 01638 667333

Thetford Forest Park. Santon Downham, Brandon, Suffolk, IP27 0TJ. Sign posted as you head to Thetford from Brandon. Contact: Forest Enterprise on 01842 810271. Britainís largest lowland pine forest giving 20,000 hectares of forest with walks, trails and picnic areas. Special events take place throughout the year with guided walks, family events, cycle activities, and childrenís activities.Opening Times: Open throughout the year from 10.00am - dusk (Sites vary)

Ancient House Museum, White Hart Street, Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 1AA. Just off the middle of town centre heading North West from Kings Street. Contact: 01842 752599

Charles Burrell Steam Museum. Minstergate, Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 1BT. Near town centre, heading North West from Kings Street. Contact: 01842 752599 (Thetford Tourist Information Centre). The Burrell Museum draws together an impressive collection of exhibits to tell the story of Charles Burrell and Sons (1770-1932), a name once famous throughout the world. Large exhibits are housed on the ground floor, together with a series of recreated workshops with original tools and machinery. Opening Times: 1st April - 29th October, weekends and Bank Holidays 10.00am - 5.00pm

Weeting Castle

Grimes Graves - Neolithic flint mines that have been excavated and you can now climb down. - Signposted on the right a mile or two outside Brandon on the A1065 road towards Swaffham.

Cockley Cley Iceni Village and Museum. Cockley Cley Estate, Nr Swaffham, Norfolk, PE37 8AG. Contact : 01760 724588 - Set in a beautiful Breckland country estate, a unique interpretation of an ancient Iceni village. Carriage displays, farm museum, 17th century farmhouse, childrens play area and farm animals. Delightful nature trail with boardwalk and bird watching hide. - Opening Times : Daily form 1st April - 31st October, 11.00am - 5.30pm

Bressingham Steam Museum & Gardens. - The Steam Museum and Gardens are "brown" Tourist Board signposted and easy to find, just 2.5 miles west of Diss and 14 miles east of Thetford on the A1066. Regular trains call at Diss Station, on the main fine from Norwich to London, Liverpool Street.

Mildenhall Museum

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