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Shortstown Heritage

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Centenary Events in Shortstown 2017

Well Shortstown is certainly the place to be in 2017. There are many events planned already and other groups are coming forward with their own projects which makes for a very exciting year.so watch this page as it will need constantly updating as the year progresses.

Calendar of celebrations so far.

Tuesday 24th January

Presentation of centenary mugs and history booklets to Shortstown Primary School pupils at Shortstown school. Shortstown Heritage were extremely fortunate to have secured a grant for £990 from the Harpur Trust in Bedford to purchase the mugs. Last year the Trust celebrated their 450th anniversary and small groups like ourselves were invited to apply for grants of up to £1,000 to fund community projects.

The mugs will be presented by Elizabeth Walker a great great niece of the Short brothers and the booklets by Stephen McGlennan from the Airlander team.

This is happening very soon and we are all very excited. After the school visit representatives from Bellway will show Elizabeth the hallway of The Short Building built by her grear great uncles. This will be followed by a tour of Shed no 1 led by the Airlander team.

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May - September

Bedford Museum are holding an exhibition of the Short brothers work in Bedford.

Centenary Fun Day on the Village Playing fields.

Saturday June 24th

Shortstown Focus Group our local residents association are holding a Fun Day on the playing fields. Thanks for grants from Borough Councillor Sarah Holland and Eastcott parish council they have been able to hire marquees and other attractions so come along and join the fun.

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Centenary Fireworks Display on Shortstown playing fields.

Saturday Nov 18th

Again thanks to grants from Bedford Borough Councillor Sarah Holland and Eastcott parish council the Focus Group have been able to organise a Firework Display on the playing fields for residents to enjoy.

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Reunion party for former residents.

Date to be confirmed Nov or Dec

Shortstown Heritage will be holding a reunion party for former residents later on this year. If you or someone you know would like to come along please get in touch via our contact page. See you there!

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