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This illustrated history of Heathrow tells the story of the district from the earliest times, recalling the earliest recorded human activity in the area over 2000 years ago and showing the district's slow development from medieval times. It also looks at the controversy surrounding the building of the airport and the obliteration of the landscape of farmhouses, cottages, fields and gardens by hangars, runways and hotels. The impact of the airport's continuous development upon the lives of the local people is explored.
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The full title is "Heathrow : 2000 Years of History"
The book tells the extraordinary story of the Heathrow District from the distant past to the present day. It describes how in the 50 years since the Second World war, the isolated hamlet of Heathrow which was surrounded by fields and market gardens, was transformed into the largest international airport in Europe. It also considers in detail the controversial decision that was taken in 1944 to construct the airport
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Book Description Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Heathrow: 2000 Years of History in Old Photographs (Britain in Old Photographs) This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. Seller Inventory # 7719-9780750921329
Book Description Condition: Used - Very Good. VG paperback. Revised edition. Revised editon, 2001. 'Britain in old photographs' series. Tidy, bright copy in tight binding. Previous owner's name and address on verso of front cover. Seller Inventory # BOOKS206433I
Book Description Condition: Very Good. 126pp. (blue spine) Large 8vo. 1999. First edition. The text supported by numerous photographic reproductions. A very good plus copy with just a little shelf wear to the card covers. Seller Inventory # SKU001097
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Book Description Paperback. Condition: Near Fine. First Thus. A description of the history of the village of Heathrow, relating the manner in which an international airport was built there by use of emergency wartime powers. Covers the continuing efforts (up to 1999) to expand the airport. Local history interest; civil aviation enthusiasts should read no further! That said, there are many interesting maps and photographs of the Great West Aerodrome, Hounslow Heath and Heston, as well as various planned, but unfulfilled schemes. 128 pages. Many b/w photographs, maps, plans and drawings. Every book is sent in a cardboard postal package. Size: 24.5 Cm x 17.5 Cm. Seller Inventory # 10114