1942: Messages from the Norwich Raids


This city-wide audio trail, launched on Remembrance Day 2022, has been created by a group of young people to mark the 80th anniversary of the 1942 Baedeker raids on Norwich during World War Two.

This free interactive trail consists of 50 audio recordings which tell the story of what happened when Hitler bombed our city. Featuring interviews with local historians along with people who experienced the raids first hand, as well as facts about the raids and poetry inspired by the moving stories they discovered.

To access the audio trail, download the free Echoes app in the App or Google play store and simply search “1942: Messages from the Norwich Raids”. The trail covers listening points across Norwich city centre – detailed information is on the Echoes app, or you can pick up a leaflet from the Museum of Norwich.

This project has been managed by Norfolk Museums Service through the Kick the Dust youth engagement programme funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund, made possible by players of the National Lottery.

Suitable for all ages.

Image: Aylsham Road, 1942 and now, picture courtesy of Nick Stone