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Where Did Gatwick Get Its Name From?  
User currently offline8herveg From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1396 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 6991 times:

I was wondering where Gatwick Airport got its name from?

I know Heathrow, Stansted & Luton were named after the towns they are situated on/near, but what about Gatwick?

All I know is that it used to be a racecourse!

Can anyone help please?

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User currently offlineRichardPrice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 6977 times:


The name "Gatwick" dates back to 1241, and was the name of a manor on the site of today's airport until the 19th century.

In 1891, a racecourse was created at Gatwick beside the London-Brighton railway.


User currently offlineTristarsteve From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 4355 posts, RR: 33
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 6962 times:

Quoting 8herveg (Thread starter):

Heath Row was a village that was obliterated when Heathrow was built in 1944. My dad used to walk there when he lived nearby in the 1930s!

User currently offlineCalAir From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 298 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 6760 times:

Its anglo saxon for "goat farm"

British Caledonian...we never forget, you have a choice
User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 6651 times:

Quoting CalAir (Reply 3):
Its anglo saxon for "goat farm"

No change there then! Big grin  duck 

Andy  old 

Growing old is compulsory, growing up is optional
User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4108 posts, RR: 49
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 6432 times:

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 4):
No change there then!

 box   Wink

Despite the name I am a Boeing man through and through!
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