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Lakenheath

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Lakenheath is a village in Suffolk, England. It has around 4,500 residents, and is situated in the Forest Heath district of Suffolk, close to the county boundaries of both Norfolk and Cambridgeshire, and at the meeting point of the The Fens and the Breckland natural environments.Lakenheath is host to the largest USAF base in the United Kingdom, RAF Lakenheath.Lakenheath Fen Nature Reserve, created in 1996, restored wetlands from agricultural fields that were growing carrots. In May 2007, it was reported that cranes were nesting in the site for the first time since the fen lands were drained in the 16th century.The town has a single Victorian primary school, constructed in 1878, which was extended in 1969, again in 2004 and most recently in 2010/2011. There is a small shopping street, with a grocery store, one newsagents, an optician's shop, a Chinese takeaway, a Chinese restaurant, Two fish and chip shops, an Indian restaurant and Filipino restaurant. Also two Tattoo places, two nail bars, one sun tan bar, and a Sandwich shop. The town has a library with internet access. Along this stretch of road a small skate park, a playing field and a children's play park can also be found.Lakenheath has two pubs though historically it had at least sixteen more. The Plough Inn (also known as the Wok n Rock) is a spacious flint faced 19th-century bar, Far Eastern restaurant and takeaway. It reopened at the end of 2013 after being closed for two years. The other pub is the Brewer's Tap. The Royal British Legion was a members only club, but closed in April 2012.
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