The air base is now mostly weeds, but the fliers from the 487th Bomb Group stationed at Lavenham have left their names on the wall of the bar in the Swan Hotel. We've put together a few articles people have written about our historic bar below:
Lavenham: US bomber pilot returns to Suffolk pub where he left his mark in 1944
"American Airman Bernard Nolan revisits The Swan at Lavenham where he, along with may other service men, signed the walls during WWII".Lavenham - Stepping back in time with crooked houses, cream teas
"There is also a memorial plaque in the market square, dedicated to members of the 487th Bomb Group who were stationed in Lavenham during World War II" by Karen Abeyasekere, 100th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs.Lavenham, More Than Crooked House
"Lavenham is a little town in south Suffolk, East Anglia; it is the perfect English countryside historic town, with its quiet village. Lavenham is mostly famous for its Crooked House on High Street, but this little town has much more to offer", Wall Street Journal Travel.Lavenham, Suffolk: My kind of town
"Lavenham's character comes not just from the perfectly preserved buildings, but from the fact that it's a proper village with a flourishing community", says Clare Mann, Telegraph.
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