There are three strands to our work in the next few years. First we need to raise funds to launch the society as we want to begin producing history booklets, give history talks around Bedford and preserve the documents already in our possession.
Secondly we need to continue research into our history and the information gathered needs to be formally listed. A major concern is to chart the history of RAF Cardington which is in danger of being forgotten if we don’t act now.
And our third strand is equally pressing. 2017 is a very big year for Shortstown. We are making plans to have permanent memorials around our village reflecting our Airship and RAF roots and we will soon be launching a major fundraising campaign. (More details in the coming months).
If you would like to join us or can offer any support at this very exciting time please make contact. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01234 740671. Many thanks.
Jane Harvey, Chairman Shortstown Heritage.