Jeckells commissioned for WWII dome

Jeckells the Sailmakers have recently been commissioned by the North Norfolk Historic Buildings Trust to make acoustic insulation for the Langham Dome, one of six domes used in the Second World War to train anti-aircraft gunners that still exist today.

The original plans for the dome specified a type of insulation called Cabot’s Quilt which was made from paper and seaweed. A solution was engineered using a wallpaper outer sewn into strips with wadding and a mesh core to enable the insulation to be wired to an internal framework and conform with current regulations. The dome opens to the public on Sunday July 20th.