Battle of Britain Commemorative Lace Panel in Norwich Cathedral

Due to the unfortunate closure of RAF Coltishall, the beautiful Battle of Britain Commemorative Lace Panel that used to have pride of place in the Officers Mess has been moved to Norwich Cathedral and now stands in the South Transept. Depicted on the panel are scenes of the Battle including Allied and Axis aircraft, scenes of the bombing of London and the badges of the Allied Air Forces involved. The panel is one of what is thought to be of the 25 to 30 that were produced by the Notting lace making firm of Dobson and Brown and was designed by Harry Cross. It took 26,000 miles of fine Egyptian cotton to produce the Lace and it measures 15 feet by 65 inches.

Sheila Mitchell

Close by in the Cloisters on the northern side is the coloured light depicting the Royal Observer Corps Crest which was dedicated a few years ago after a service in the Cathedral.

The grave of the World War 1 Heroine Nurse Edith Cavell, who was shot by the Germans in 1915 is also in the grounds of the Cathedral

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