- A stunning pictorial history of a much loved and renowned international airport
- Many previously unpublished photographs from both professionals and enthusiasts
- A glorious publication that is unmatched by previous accounts
- Contains many interviews with people behind the scenes as well as leading aviation figures
London’s Heathrow Airport is the busiest international airport in the world and has been for decades. Since its opening in 1946, airlines have beaten a path to its door and nearly seventy years of operation has aroused feelings of appreciation from those who love it and feelings of derision from those who do not. Heathrow has seen the brightness of magnificent beginnings, the dark days of theft and delays, dramas, the mundane everyday routine and everything in between. It has seen the arrival and departure of royalty, the rich and famous, and countless millions of ordinary passengers wanting to go somewhere or get home safely. Now as the airport reaches its seventieth birthday, its position as the world’s premier international hub is under the microscope as airports in Europe seek to attract traffic away from the UK.
Heathrow Airport: An Illustrated History charts the history of the airport through the photographs of those who worked there, who still work there, those who use it and those who are enthusiastic about it.
Kevan James was born amongst the bombs and bullets of the EOKA terrorist campaign in Cyprus where his father, broadcaster Terry James, served with the British Forces Broadcasting Service. After many years working in transport, travel and with young people, James is a freelance writer and photographer specialising in commercial aviation with sport, fashion and politics thrown in. He once considered standing for election as an MP, but decided he could be a bigger nuisance to those who are elected by staying independent.
Dimensions: 248 x 172 mm
Extent: 240 pages
Illustrations: 224 black-and-white photographs