Charlwood conservation campaigner's book on Gatwick due to be published this week (From Redhill And Reigate Life)
Got a story? Call 01273 544544 or email email@example.com
Charlwood conservation campaigner's book on Gatwick due to be published this week
9:40pm Monday 14th January 2013 in Local News
Tangled Wings, a new history of Gatwick Airport written by Charlwood conservation campaigner and chairman of the Gatwick Area Conservation Campaign (GACC), Brendon Sewill, is due to be published this Wednesday (January 16).
Sub-titled “Gatwick seen through green-tinted glasses,” Tangled Wings focuses on the relationship between the small historic village of Charlwood and the aviation giant on its doorstep.
The book is part autobiography, part village history and part an account of the development of British airports, and has many illustrations. Contents include the opening of Gatwick in 1936, when a birdman stunt turned into a near disaster, extracts from Cabinet Minutes showing that Winston Churchill and Harold Macmillan both had doubts about the choice of Gatwick, the story of how plans for a second runway in 1953, 1970, 1993 and 2003 all failed, and, adding a historical note, how Charlwood may have been a centre for Saxon insurgents rebelling against Norman oppression.
Tangled Wings, priced £10 plus £3 post and packaging, can be obtained from local bookshops Horley Bookshop, Charles Newsagents, Charlwood, or Charlwood Copiers, or by post from Tangled Wings, RH6 0EP, or online from: www.aef.org.uk