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Shortstown Heritage

Shortstown 1955 onwards

This section is very sparse! Due to the fact that in these years many residents were RAF personnel passing through for short periods of time there is little documentation around to tell us what was happening. If you or anyone you know lived in Shortstown in these years please share your memories with us.

The article below was written for The Gasbag magazine in March 2013. It describes conditions in the village in the long freezing winter of 1963.

It was a pleasant surprise to me to find that in the season of 1970/71 Shortstown had a Sunday football team. I have no idea how long this team had been competing neither do I have any names of the players involved but thanks to the records kept by the Bedford & District Sunday League I can proudly announce that in the season of 1970/71 "Shortstown Rangers" topped their league!

Many thanks to the Bedford & District Sunday League for keeping such great records and allowing us to show the table below. And please get in touch if you know anything about this triumphant team.

Shortstown Rangers 1971

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