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Heston Aerodrome, Hounslow, Middlesex, c1930s. Creator: Aerofilms.

Heston Aerodrome, Hounslow, Middlesex, c1930s. Creator: Aerofilms.

2-697-941 - Historic England Archive/Heritage Images

Heston Aerodrome, Hounslow, Middlesex, c1930s. The control tower (centre) may have been the first purpose-built example and became the model for this class of building. Between 1931 and 1937 Heston Airport was operated as a commercial airport by Airwork Ltd (whose logo appears on the the Customs House and aircraft), after which it was taken over by the Air Ministry. It was used as a fighter base during wartime, but Heathrow was preferred as the site for a commercial airport and the aerodrome was closed in 1947.


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  1. 0250007853
  1. 2-697-941
  1. 2697941
  1. afl03_aerofilms_c19981.tif

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Pixel Dimensions (W x H) : 5055x3730
File Size : 18414kb

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Creator
  1. Aerofilms, attributed to: : Photographer
Medium
  1. Photograph
Geographic Hierarchy
  1. World
  2. --- Europe
  3. ------ United Kingdom
  4. --------- England
  5. ------------ Greater London
  6. --------------- Hounslow
  7. ------------------ Heston
  1. 51 29 00 N , 000 23 00 W


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