Stock Photo Ref: Bedford / 530 - cardington airship sheds now derelict
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Cardington became one of the major British sites involved in the development of airships when Short Brothers bought land there to build airships for the Admiralty. They constructed a 700 ft long hangar (the No. 1 Shed) in 1915 to enable them to build two rigid airships, the R-31 and the R-32.