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The weekend of 27th May, through 28th May and 29th May.

Eastern Angles theatre group will be presenting 4 performances of 'Somewhere in England' by Polly Wiseman.

The play is set in wartime Britian and will hopefully be enhanced by showing at the site of the 493rd Bomb Group Museum. The itinery with timings and more details of obtaining tickets will follow shortly.

The museum will be holding the vehicle run as usual on Sunday and the museum will be open prior to all performances. Camping on site is available so that the weekend's activities can be available to all. Please contact Richard at the museum to book your camping space

More details to follow

Update May Open Weekend

Below are more details of the play being performed at Debach on May 27 th , 28 th and 29 th .

Tickets can be obtained via the Eastern Angles website


Tel. 01473 211498 or 01473 218202

About "Somewhere in England "

Somewhere in England by Polly Wiseman

Directed by Gari Jones

Designed by Ryan Laight

“I always thought I wanted to be with someone who was the same as me. Then you came along. Make my world bigger…please?”

Eastern Angles presents a fascinating and moving new theatre production telling the wartime story of the arrival of thousands of American GIs from the 8th US Army Air Force. Nylons, Hershey bars and jitterbugging to Swing Bands in the local village hall all feature but there was another side to this shared history – a tale of segregation and of rural communities turned upside down. Kids being forced to grow up before their time, friendships forged and then blown apart and outsiders learning to live amongst the locals.

Discover this important story of how the Eastern region was physically and socially affected by the arrival of our friends from across the pond.

Somewhere in England is part of the Heritage Lottery Funded Eighth In The East project.


Another year has passed and another remembrance service has taken place.

Again this year, 2015, the service was very well attended and was followed by refreshments at the museum's Visitors Centre.

Our thanks to all who took part and all who helped to put this event together.


There are several 'New Kids on the Block'!!

The Dodge Command Car arrived in March, 2015


Ward La France Wrecker arrived in October, 2014


K2 Ambulance - arrived in July 2015


GMC Blood Wagon - arrived August 2015


Details are on the Vehicles page.

More news on these vehicles once they have settled in.

Donation from America

Following a recent holiday in Savannah, USA by Prilly and Richard, the museum received an extremely generous and rare donation. In fact, two donations. The first a Rare Hebard Aircraft Tug - further details can be found on our Vehicles page. The second is a Wright Cyclone B-17 engine. Both being donated by Mr Don Brooks of "Liberty Belle" fame. The engine was recovered from the bottom of a lake in Labrador by Don and his team, but could not be restored. It now takes pride of place in our "Fire Station" at the museum, and it is our intention to stand it upright so its full scale can be seen.

1947 Wright Cyclone Engine Hebard Shop Mule

Our thanks go to everyone concerned in the donation, loading and shipping of these items .


2 Additional Attractions for Military Vehicle Owners - details here



The museum is open on the last Sunday of the months April thru' September - 11.00 till 4.00.

In addition to this, we will be open on most Wednesdays from 11am till 3.00pm. Wednesday is a working day for the Volunteers at the museum but they will be pleased to take you round. Please ring or email before you set out to ensure you don't have a wasted journey. Entrance gate for Wednesdays will be off Drabbs Lane, Clopton at the Technical Site entrance only.