3 September 1916: A number of Bedford people witness a huge glare from the southern sky when a zeppelin falls nearly forty miles away at Cuffley, near Enfield. One London newspaper reported that the blazing mass resembled a glorious sunset. Official news of the destruction of the zeppelin is received at 5.45pm in Bedford and the news is posted outside the Bedfordshire Standard’s High Street offices.
Source: Bedfordshire Standard 08/09/1916
|Poster of a zeppelin above London at night (Wikimedia)|