Nuthampstead Airfield Museum is a wonderful public facility that offers visitors a chance to learn about the groups of local men who played a part in defending our country. The exhibits highlight the organisations activities and roles in the national defence whilst at Station 131. The museum is a treasure trove of storytelling and interaction that brings history to life.
A stroll around the museum paints a picture of wartime experiences, it tells the stories of the veterans that served at the airfield, not only from a historical perspective, but on a personal level too. It is a place that evokes memories for the older generation and insight for the young.
This week we took a trip to the museum, and it was a wonderful day, educational, insightful, and emotive. Within the walls there is much to see, and much to learn from the history on display.
We had a fabulous time, learning all about the 8th Air Force 398th Bomb Group and the 55th Fighter Group based at The Woodman Inn, it is hard to imagine the life that they led, the experiences they had and the adversity they faced. They sacrificed so much; it makes you think doesn’t it.