When I was a boy I used to cycle from my house to Croydon Aerodrome. Not a great distance for an adult but quite a ride for a small boy. There we used to watch the planes landing and taking off. Croydon Aerodrome was once THE airport for London and England. The rich and the famous; politicians, film stars, opera singers, athletes and royalty would pass through the airport lounge. It was a glamorous, bustling, glittering place….. a long time ago.