Cropmark of Stoke church Ring-ditch excavation at Great Cornard Worked flint Bronze Age burial at Eriswell Framlingham castle from the air Pottery vessels in situ at Leiston Flint tool from Southery Ring-ditch excavation at Great Cornard Cropmarks in Stoke-by-Nayland

Second World War Heritage Trails App

Introducing the WWII Heritage Trails mobile application, co-developed by the Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service as part of the World War 2 Heritage Project.

The Second World War made a lasting impact in many parts of Europe. Across the whole territory many physical remains, such as pillboxes and gun emplacements, can be found in the landscape. However, these remains are often difficult to interpret. Why were they built in these locations? How were they used? Using the latest technology, this app will help you to unlock these secrets to bring the past to life.


Key Features

  • Guided trails exploring sites in Belgium, France, the Netherlands and the UK
  • Explore the defences against German invasions in Essex and Suffolk
  • Descriptions provide the key facts about World War Two features
  • Maps with easy-to-follow instructions help you find the way around the trails
  • Listen to interviews with people who experienced the war
  • Look into the past by overlaying historic photos on the present-day view



This app has been developed by the partners in the World War Two Heritage Project, funded by the European Union’s Interreg IVA Two Seas program. The overall aim of the project is to ensure the preservation and improve the accessibility of the material and immaterial heritage of the Second World War in the 2 Seas region of north-west Europe.

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