Thanks for the memories, Terminal 1

One of my earliest memories as a child was flying, then still a little glamorous, to Belfast to see my mothers family. This I guess was in the mid 1970’s and was the first time I visited Heathrow’s Terminal 1.

Terminal 1 in the mid-1970s Photo : Steve Johnson


Early this month I visited the terminal for the last time, most airlines have already moved across to the new Terminal 2, and the British Airways flight I often take to Dublin is moving to Terminal 5 at the end of the month.

I took the opportunity to take a few photo’s to record the last days of Terminal 1.

Thanks for the memories, the long walks, slow moving security lines, the waits for arriving passengers to pass and allow mysterious doors to be opened and for being a gateway to world !

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4 replies on “Thanks for the memories, Terminal 1”

Hi Ed,

I work for a signage company that manufactured and installed a lot of the signage used at Terminal 1. We are writing a blog piece on the Terminal and how things have changed in terms of airport signage since we started working at T1 over 20 years ago. I’d love to use some of your images for the piece if you don’t mind. Can you let me know if this would be ok?



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