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Heston Aerodrome c.1930s AFL03_aerofilms_c19981 Featured Automobiles Image

Heston Aerodrome c.1930s AFL03_aerofilms_c19981

Heston Aerodrome, Hounslow, Middlesex. 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. Aerofilms Collection (see Links)

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Electric motor cab CC97_01366 Featured Automobiles Image

Electric motor cab CC97_01366

An electric motor cab and driver, London. This early cab was evidently based on the design of the horse-drawn hansom cab. Cars of any kind would have been a rare site at the time. The cab shown may be a Bersey electric cab, introduced to London in 1897. They weighed two tons and had a range of 30 miles before they needed recharging. They suffered from various faults and were taken off the road in 1900. Photographed by York & Son 1897-1900

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