The Chapel ProjectPosted on 07/02/2020
Securing Norfolk's WWII heritage and celebrating 70 years of Wymondham College
In 2021 we will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of Wymondham College. As part of the programme of events to make this milestone we have been working with Norfolk Museum Service to design a permanent heritage centre that will be sited in the College Chapel, the last remaining Nissen hut built in World War Two. The heritage centre will celebrate the history of the College and be a lasting memorial to the vital role of the 231st USAAF hospital played in the dark days of the Second World War, the discovery of the ‘Morley Hoard’ (one of the largest collection of silver Anglo-Saxon coins found in the UK) and the Roman settlement, remains of which were discovered between Fry and Cavell Halls.
We are aiming to raise £100,000 to make this vision a reality. The completed Heritage Centre will be used as a teaching resource as well as a focal point for our alumni when they visit us.
More details of the project can be found on the following link and paper copies of the fundraising book are available from Reception - https://www.wymondhamcollege.org/1559/the-chapel-project
We are also keen to collect artefacts and photographs to support this project. If you would like to make a donation, please contact John Mewse, Chair of the Old Wymondhamians - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dan Browning – Headteacher