16, Hitchin Road
tel:- 01462 850853
web address:- www.theairmanhotel.com
Airman Hotel :-
Ideally situated just outside Shefford, adjacent to the A507 / A600 on the Beds / Herts borders and just a short drive from the town’s of Bedford, Hitchin, Letchworth, Stevenage and Luton.
After "kidnapping" his bride, the groom would take her and go into hiding. By the time the bride's family tracked them down them, the bride would probably already be pregnant! A "bride price" would then be negotiated. An earlier source is the early Jewish custom of the bride and groom spending a week together alone immediately after the marriage feast. The earliest reference to this practice is Jacob's marriages to Leah and Rachel.