- c 1900-c 2021 (Creation)
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Born in c 1934 and was living in Seething when American airmen from the 448th Bomb Group were stationed in the village 1943-1945. She married and continued to live in the village throughout her married life.
In 1983, veterans from the 2nd Air Division (including members of the 448th Bomb Group) who were touring airfields in England, asked if a memorial could be built at Seething. Mrs Everson and others from the village raised money for a reunion. She then started writing to veterans, asking for their memories, which she collected along with the photographs they sent her. Eventually she amassed more than 50 albums of stories and photographs. She also collected photographs and notes about the wider history of Seething and the neighbouring village of Mundham. She helped host further reunions for American veterans in Seething in 1987, 1990, 1992, 1995 and 1998. She was also a founder member of the Seething Control Tower Association, which aimed to restore the tower and keep its history alive.
Documents collected by Pat Everson between c 1983 and c 2021.
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Received by the Norfolk Record Office on 13 October 2021 (ACC 2021/136). Added to the catalogue 13 October 2021 by JW.
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Relates to Seething and Mundham, and to the 2nd Air Division USAAF airmen stationed at Seething during the Second World War. Initial deposit relates to Seething and Mundham including photographs (both originals and copies) of the village and people who lived there, copies of documents and local history notes.
This is the first instalment of records; more to be transferred.
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Good, but in lever arch/ring binders and plastic sleeves. Needs repackaging, and putting into archive boxes.
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Created 13 October 2021 by JW.