Sunday 20 August
Cost: £6/£5 W&BA members
Not so much a walk as a listen and look – in fact the only walking involved will be around the fascinating Museum at Thorpe Abbotts, a small complex of restored wartime buildings which were home to the 100th Bomb Group of the 8th US Army Air Force. The Museum is a treasure trove of military and personal artefacts, stories and mementoes. It is the setting for presentations about two extraordinary women photo-journalists who visited this area and documented these tumultuous years. Margaret Bourke-White was America’s first accredited woman war photographer and Lee Miller documented activities on the home front and then became a correspondent for the American Army in Europe. There will be time to look around the collection and share reflections at the end. Keen cyclists can meet in Harleston and cycle the 5 miles to Thorpe Abbots, as so many servicemen did when cars were rare.
Meet at 100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum , Common Road, Thorpe Abbotts, Dickleburgh IP21 4PH (or Budgens car park, Harleston at 2pm if on bike)
Refreshments available in the cafe