Bird’s eye view of the ‘new’ Heathrow

Uxbridge Gazette - - YOUR LETTERS -

HAV­ING been beaten to the punch by your cor­re­spon­dent Mr Sher­wood (Gazette Nov 30) by his ex­cel­lent facts in re­la­tion to the ab­so­lute rub­bish con­veyed by Mr W Pierce on Heathrow etc (Gazette Nov 16) I would like to put my twopen­neth worth for­ward.

First, the cause of pol­lu­tion pre war and in­deed well into the 1950s was that al­most ev­ery house­hold had a coal fire which, to­gether with in­dus­try, caused the ter­ri­ble smog.

Next the start of Heathrow was, as stated, 1944. I had a bird’s eye view of this from the open cock­pit of a Tiger Moth trainer out from then RAF

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