Parham

A picturesque Suffolk village

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  • Tour of Britain riding through Parham, September 2017

    Tour of Britain riding through Parham, September 2017

  • Parham Airfield Museum Open Day

    Parham Airfield Museum Open Day

  • Rachel's Wood, Silverlace Green

    Rachel's Wood, Silverlace Green

  • The Watering

    The Watering

  • Looking towards the Pound

    Looking towards the Pound

  • St Mary's, Parham

    St Mary's, Parham

  • British Resistance Auxilier Re-Enactors at Parham's Museum

    British Resistance Auxilier Re-Enactors at Parham's Museum

  • Looking towards Mill Green

    Looking towards Mill Green

  • 390th Control Tower, Parham

    390th Control Tower, Parham

  • View from The Pound

    View from The Pound

  • Open Day at Parham Airfield Museum

    Open Day at Parham Airfield Museum

Welcome to our village website where you can find details of upcoming events, local news, parish council updates and information on Parham's interesting history.

We welcome website comments, additions or suggestions from parishioners and visitors alike and are keen to make it an active resource for our village. 

Parham has one of the few remaining 2nd World War Air Museums in the Country that has connections with the USA. This special tourist attraction is open on Sundays and Wednesdays from April-October, housing an exhibition of wartime artifacts in the redundant Control Tower. There is a large, modern tea-room and gift shop. The museum commemorates the 390th Bomber Group of the American 8th Air Force and other USAAF airmen across East Anglia. There is also a separate Museum devoted to the British Resistance Organisation, Churchill's 'Secret Army' at the same site. 

The old air base also supports light industrial units providing employment. About 11% of Parham's electoral roll in 2003 were either self-employed or had employment in the village.  

Parham's Circular Walk (copies can be found in the Church) directs walkers on a picturesque walk along public rights of way passing a number of notable listed buildings and items of interest. The result of various environmental projects can be seen along the route such as the excavation of Jubilee Pond & Twin Ponds on North Green and the new cutting regime of Parham's Greens to increase bio-diversity, which are part of Parham's Bio-diversity Action Plan.