Rather interesting Bedford facts
Did you know that Cardington near Bedford still has the Brobdingnagian sheds built to make and house the R31, R32, and R101 airships among others? The imaginatively named Shed 1 is 812 feet (247m) long, 180 feet wide, and 157 feet tall, has a door that weighs 470 tonnes, and covers an area of five acres; its twin Shed 2 is not much smaller. Amazingly one of them is in use again for airship development.
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