During the Second World War the local area was used by the 398th Bombardment Group. It was also used by the 55th Fighter Group who would escort the B17 Flying Fortresses in daylight raids over Germany.
The Woodman Inn has many original photos and memorabilia throughout the pub, as well as two memorials situated outside in the gardens.
- 398th Bomb Group Memorial Association – http://398th.org
- Nuthampstead Airbase Website – http://www.station131.co.uk
- Information on Nuthampstead Airfield – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Nuthampstead
- The Nuthampstead Airfield Museum is now open to the public. It is situated to the rear of The Woodman Inn car park and is full of interesting artefacts and information. The museum is open April to September, every second and last Sunday (10am – 4pm). The museum can be opened, by appointment, at other times; contact 01638 718427. View more information.
Visitors to the area will benefit from numerous other tourist attractions, including the Imperial War Museum at Duxford, Nuthampstead Shooting Ground and a local golf course (Barkway Park). For those who wish to travel a little further, Cambridge City Centre offers a multitude of scenic attractions and historical places of interest. Visitors may also take advantage of the grass landing strip for light aircraft located just one mile away. Please arrange this through the Woodman.
Imperial War Museum Duxford • http://iwm.org.uk/visits/iwm-duxford
Nuthampstead Shooting Ground • http://www.nuthampsteadshootingground.co.uk/
Barkway Park Golf Course • http://www.barkwayparkgolfclub.co.uk/