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Bentley car and aircraft propellers a087923


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Bentley car and aircraft propellers a087923

HEATHROW AIRPORT, B E A Aircraft Hangar, London. A Bentley car parked on the runway in front of the British European Airways buildings at Heathrow Airport with the propellers of an aircraft visible in the foreground. Photographed by John Gay. Date range: 1960-1974

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Introducing the Media Storehouse Photo Mug featuring the captivating image "Bentley car and aircraft propellers a087923" by John Gay from Historic England. This unique mug showcases a stunning blend of aviation and automotive history, as a sleek Bentley car sits parked on the runway at Heathrow Airport, with the propellers of a British European Airways aircraft visible in the background. Perfect for coffee or tea breaks, each sip brings you closer to the rich history of Heathrow Airport and the elegance of the Bentley brand. Add this collectible mug to your collection and relive the golden age of aviation every time you take a drink.

A personalised photo mug blends sentimentality with functionality, making an ideal gift for cherished loved ones, close friends, or valued colleagues. Preview may show both sides of the same mug.

Elevate your coffee or tea experience with our premium white ceramic mug. Its wide, comfortable handle makes drinking easy, and you can rely on it to be both microwave and dishwasher safe. Sold in single units, preview may show both sides of the same mug so you can see how the picture wraps around.

Mug Size is 9.5cm high x 8cm diameter (3.7" x 3.1")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate


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> Arts > Artists > P > those present

> Arts > Photographers > John Gay

> Europe > United Kingdom > England > Aviation

> Europe > United Kingdom > England > London > Sights > Heathrow Airport

> Europe > United Kingdom > England > London > Transport > Aviation > Heathrow Airport

> Historic England > More features > Father's Day

> Historic England > Historic Images > 1960 to the present day

> Historic England > Historic Images > Famed Photographers > John Gay Collection (1945-1990)

> Historic England > Transport > Aircraft

> Historic England > Transport > Airports and airfields

> Historic England > Transport > Automobiles

> Historic England > Transport > Road transport > Cars

> Air planes (OLD)

> Transportation > Aeroplanes

> Transportation > Cars > Bentley


EDITORS COMMENTS
This evocative photograph, captured by John Gay between 1960 and 1974, presents a unique and intriguing juxtaposition of land and air transport at Heathrow Airport. The image showcases a sleek Bentley car, parked regally on the runway, its polished surface reflecting the crisp autumn sunlight. In the foreground, the propellers of an aircraft stand still, a testament to the engineering marvel that enables flight. Heathrow Airport, a hub of international travel and transportation, serves as the backdrop for this scene. The British European Airways (BEA) buildings can be seen in the background, their modernist design a stark contrast to the classic elegance of the Bentley. The propellers, a relic of an era when air travel relied on the power of piston engines, add a sense of nostalgia to the image. The photograph captures a moment of pause, as the Bentley and the aircraft coexist on the runway. It is a reminder of the interconnectedness of land and air transport, and the role they play in shaping our world. The Bentley, a symbol of luxury and status, and the aircraft, a symbol of innovation and exploration, come together in this snapshot of a bygone era. John Gay's masterful composition and use of light and shadow add depth and texture to the image, making it a captivating addition to any collection of transportation history. This photograph is not only a visual delight but also a historical record of a time when the future of travel was taking shape at Heathrow Airport.

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