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?
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.