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Blue Sky Thinking: The Shorts Brothers' Airships

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Blue-Sky Thinking: The Shorts Brothers' Airships 

6th May 2017 - 17th September 2017

Free Entry

2017 celebrates the centenary of airships being built here in Bedfordshire. The Shorts Brothers started building R.31, the first of their airships, at the Cardington sheds in 1917, as well as building homes for workers in the village that still heralds their name today, ‘Shortstown’.  Discover the story of three remarkable brothers; Oswald, Eustace and Horace and their vision for a British airship industry.  Come and understand more about the Zeppelin airship raids of WW1 and the impact of early airships on Bedfordshire and the wider world

 

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Cost £5.50 (Concessions £4.40)

Ian Castle has written three books covering different aspects of the air offensive against Britain in World War One. Join Ian for this illustrated talk on Zeppelins and British attempts to destroy these giants of the sky during World War One.