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Heathrow : 2000 years of history

Author: P T Sherwood
Publisher: Stroud, Gloucestershire : The History Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : [Rev. and updated ed.]View all editions and formats
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Tells the extraordinary story of Heathrow from the distant past to the present day. This book describes how the isolated hamlet of Heathrow, which was surrounded by fields and market gardens, was transformed into the largest international airport in the world. It recalls the earliest recorded human activity in the area over 2000 years ago.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sherwood, P.T. (Philip Thomas).
Heathrow.
Stroud, Gloucestershire : The History Press, 2009
(OCoLC)223912910
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: P T Sherwood
ISBN: 9780752499864 0752499866
OCLC Number: 852473048
Notes: "First pub. in 1990 as The History of Heathrow. First pub. under this title in 1999"--Title page verso.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations, maps
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Foreword; Foreword to the First Edition; Part One: Heathrow Before the Airport; Chapter One: The Geographical Background; Chapter Two: Pre-history; Chapter Three: General Roy and the Ordnance Survey; Chapter Four: Agriculture in the Heathrow Area; Chapter Five: The Perry Oaks Sludge Works; Chapter Six: Heathrow and Hatton --
The Lost Hamlets; Chapter Seven: The Growth of Aviation; Early Days; Hounslow Heath Aerodrome; London Air Park, Hanworth; Heston Aerodrome; The Great West Aerodrome; Part Two: The Growth of Heathrow Airport. Chapter One: The Wartime OriginsChapter Two: Development of the Airport 1944-1960; Chapter Three: Ancillary Developments; Chapter Four: The Airport's Neighbours; Villages under threat; Chapter Five: The Search for Alternative Sites; Gatwick; Stansted; The Roskill Commission; Maplin; Other coastal sites; Chapter Six: Back to Heathrow and Developments 1960-1990; Part Three: The Pressures for Further Expansion; Chapter One: The Fifth Terminal; Chapter Two: Increasing Demands for a Third Main Runway; Chapter Three: The Pressures Continue; Chapter Four: The Final Solution?
Responsibility: Philip Sherwood.

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