Walk & Visit: Harmondsworth Great Barn and site of the third runway

On Sunday 14 October  a group of members went to see for themselves  the site planned for the third Heathrow runway. While visiting Harmondsworth’s Grade 1 Listed, cathedral sized, barn (dated1427), we met a resident of the village whose last twenty-five years have been ones of constant friction seeing off three attempts to have the runway built.  Attempt three remains in limbo.  We learnt, to our astonishment, that the new runway would be built within 250 metres of the barn, the mediaeval church and the few houses to remain in the planned, truncated village.