Review of Gatwick by on March 28th, 2006
Many may not realise, but Gatwick means 'Goat Farm' in old Saxon lingo - so, what is now an international centre of world travel, actually began life as a goat enclosure. Its cousin, Heathrow, was originally the playground-of-thievery for none other than Dick Turpin!
One half of the world cannot understand the other halfs pleasures - Jane Austen
On this day:
The Battle of Basing - 0871, 1st British Colonists reach New Zealand - 1840, Spanish Steamer Sinks SS Northfleet - 1873, Battle of Isandlwana - 1879, Queen Victoria dies - 1901, Ramsay MacDonald becomes Britain's 1st Labour PM - 1924, BBC Broadcasts 1st live Football Commentary - 1927, Public Sector Strike Begins - 1979, Space Invaders Hit UK - 1979
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