23 APRIL 2018


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Article from BTNews 23 APRIL 2018

Heathrow looks back

Beatlemania, the first Concorde, famous arrivals and memories of long-gone airlines are all featured in a special exhibition which opened last week focusing on the long history of the UK’ s busiest airport.

‘Heathrow: The Journey’ at the University of West London’s campus in St Mary’s Road, Ealing, is the first exhibition of its kind and boasts a wealth of never-before-seen items from the airport’s archive donated permanently for free public viewing.

Artefacts dating back to the 1940s tell the story of Heathrow via a mix of media including motion-detection audio and photos of the Beatles, Princess Diana and other famous passengers including movie star and glamour queen Sophia Loren.
Brochures from the golden age of air travel, a selection of airline pennants and postcards, historic images and videos of the early aircraft, maps and technical drawings are also incuded.

Heathrow chief executive John Holland-Kaye said: “The airport has witnessed major historical events and hosted many remarkable people throughout its long history. We hope students, aviation fans and all who see this exhibition can feel the same pride we do.”

The archive is at the Heartspace in the University of West London, London W5 5RF. It is open seven days a week from 10:00 – 17:00 and entry is free.



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Keith Wallis, Faversham

Shame it’s only in Ealing. It sounds like the collection needs a more permanent, accessible home