Control Tower Calling

by Nigel Morter in Walsingham, Norfolk, United Kingdom

Control Tower Calling

Total raised £5,131

£6,000 target 45 days left
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Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 7th April 2024 at 11:00am

Publishing Nigel's book Control Tower Calling - all pledges receive a hard back copy of the book. The first 250 will be signed and numbered.

by Nigel Morter in Walsingham, Norfolk, United Kingdom

Control Tower Calling book by Nigel Morter 

If you would like a copy of the book please choose one of our rewards by clicking on 'select reward' 

If you choose to 'donate' that will not automatically mean you receive the book. 

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A limited, hard back, beautifully designed and substantial book. From its striking dust cover design, considered insightful text telling the history of RAF North Creake along with Nigel and Claire's story finding and restoring the tower. It contains many illustrations, diagrammes, photographs, colour plates, extensive bibliography and index.

Launching to coincide with the 80th Anniversary of D-Day at The Control Tower Bed and Breakfast

Saturday 8th June 2024

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80 years ago, preparations were under way to set up a new bomber station in a sleeping corner of North Norfolk. Soon 199 Squadron would be training for Operation Overlord. D-Day was the first most secret operation from RAF North Creake.

With so few veterans left to tell their stories, sadly the Second World War is slipping from living memory. However, public interest has never been so strong thanks to huge blockbusters like Masters of the Air.

On a more personal scale, in June this year, Claire Nugent and Nigel Morter are hosting a series of D-Day 80 Events and Special Stays at the Control Tower on the old North Creake airfield to mark this milestone Anniversary which also happens to be the 10th Anniversary of their B&B opening. With crowdfund support, they plan to launch Control Tower Calling - Nigel’s book on the history of this secret station in parallel with the story of Claire and Nigel’s love affair with the Control Tower.

Control Tower Calling – Book Crowdfund 

This book details the short, but important, secret history of RAF North Creake; intertwined with the story of how Claire & Nigel found and fell in love with and restored The Control Tower. 12 years in the making, Nigel started to research the history of this station in June 2011 when he first found the Control Tower (after a bad day at work, he googled “Control Tower for sale”). They both immediately fell in love with the building and its history which started to come to them as soon as they moved in.

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Nigel, a former academic, has rigorously researched, checked and written the station history. The book details each of the aircraft lost and the stories of RAF North Creake veterans all in the context of the bombing war, alongside the story of Claire and Nigel’s restoration of the tower and transforming their lives from ‘proper grown up jobs’ in the busy South East into Bed and Breakfast owners in North Norfolk.

The Control Tower Needs You – you can be part of this by crowdfunding the publication of this book. 

There are several pledge amounts which scaled rewards to choose from, all reward options will receive a hard back copy of the first edition of the book. The first 250 will be individually numbered and signed. 

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£70 or more

10 of 50 claimed

Have your name in the book!

Your name printed inside the book, signed hardback edition, including UK P&P (add a name for additional £20)

£35 or more

24 of 100 claimed

Collect in person from The Control Tower

Signed hard back edition, collection in person from The Control Tower - if you are planning a stay we can hold the book here for you.

£45 or more

23 of 100 claimed

Copy of the book including postage in the UK

Signed hardback edition, including UK P&P

£50 or more

1 of 20 claimed

Copy of the book postage to Europe

Signed hardback edition, including P&P in France, Netherlands and Germany (possible surcharge for other countries)

£120 or more

3 of 10 claimed

Invite for two to the book launch

Signed hardback edition with your name printed inside, Invite to the book launch and D-Day 80th Anniversary party for two guests - afternoon tea, live jazz and bar

£120 or more

6 of 10 claimed

An original lino-cut by Lewis Orchard

Signed Hardback edition with your name printed inside, Original Control Tower lino-cut by Lewis Orchard Including UK P&P

£120 or more

1 of 20 claimed

Private book talk and signing at The Control Tower

Signed hardback edition with your name printed inside Invite to private evening at The Control Tower with book talk and signing, Saturday 13th July 2024 for up to 2 guests

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