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New war museum set to open next month

The borough is set to have a new museum of national importance. If there are no unexpected delays the Second World War living history museum will open its doors to visitors next month.

The museum has been set up to meet the appetite for knowledge about the war and for all generations, to continue to remember and be reminded of the fight for freedom and the sacrifices made.

It will be a nationally-important facility and a huge boost to this area's visitor attractiveness.

It will also be a dream come true for Paul and Linda Britchford, the driving force behind the We'll Meet Again museum at Freiston Shore.

Work has continued apace to provide display areas, classrooms, a café and toilet facilities with full access to all as a top priority.

The site has some of the best-preserved Second World War defences - pill boxes and gun emplacements.

And, in line with the hugely-popular mobile museum they have run for some years, the new facility will provide an inter-active Second World War experience for schoolchildren.

In addition to a £200,000 Government grant they have invested their own time and money into the project to develop the permanent attraction.

They have had some big hurdles to cross along the way and would be delighted to hear from any individuals, organisations, associations and businesses interested in helping out with arrangements such as sponsorship. If you want to learn more about this exciting development, or arrange a visit, please contact Paul or Linda on 01205 270473 or 07903 529614.

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Paul and Linda - the force behind the Second World War museum.

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