New war museum now open
We'll Meet Again: WW2 Museum in Freiston is now open to the public after hard work and dedication from Paul and Linda Britchford and now their dream has come true.
Officially opened by Boston and Skegness MP Matt Warman last Friday. Matt said: "I have never met two more passionate or dedicated people than Paul and Linda, when I first met them their ambitions were extensive but with the support they have been given they have achieved them all. I would like to thank you both for your passion for delivering this, getting to this stage is a huge huge achievement, I really hope this is a start of great things as the children start to enjoy the tours and the experiences you are equipped to give them. Well done."
Paul spoke to thank everyone for their support especially his friends and family, volunteers. And of course his wife Linda who thought he was mad when he said to her one morning I've got an idea, just hear me out before you say no.
The Mayor of Boston also wished them well and congratulated them on what they have achieved.
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.
The museum provides display areas, classrooms, a café and toilet facilities with full access to all.
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 provides an inter-active Second World War experience for schoolchildren.
In addition to a Government grant they have invested their own time and money into the project to develop the permanent attraction.
The museum is located on Shore Road, Freiston PE22 0LY just before RSPB Freiston Shore Nature Reserve. During school holidays they will be open Wednesday to Sunday 10am until 4pm and term time Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 10am to 4pm. Special education and group bookigs can be made by calling 07903 529614 or 01205 761082. You can also follow them on Facebook at @wmamuseum
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