Cold War Archaeology of East Anglia

East Anglia was home to a disproportionately large part of Britain’s infrastructure for a potential nuclear war. It included V-bomber bases, one of the country’s two nuclear bomb stores, Thor missile sites, Royal Observer Corps bunkers and much more. This lecture for the North Norfolk U3A Archaeology Group examines the archaeological evidence for the Cold War in East Anglia and places it into its national context. Themes of ‘Attack, Defence, Detection and Fallout’ and we will have the opportunity to look at some of the relevant maps and plans.