In the mid-late 1930’s, passenger air travel was really taking off (excuse the pun).
This 1937 letter to Carrells (a long standing building firm in the area) was sent to give them information on plans being discussed between Portsmouth City Council and Havant and Waterloo Urban District Council.
Imagine Langstone Harbour becoming a lake with Portcreek, the Langstone channel and Langstone Harbour entrance sealed off from the sea! What impact would this have on the area? The document is rather lengthy but fascinating and thought provoking. Most of the impact studies were commercially based with little regard to wildlife. How times have changed.
The document was released by Robert Carrell and he has kindly allowed us to publish it on the website.
To see the area affected and the announcement in The Times (24 feb 1937) click here.