|Ian Henry Publications; ISBN 0-86025-535-2|
The grass airstrip between Romford and Brentwood, the brainchild of Edward Hillman, coach proprietor and entrepreneur, only operated for twelve years, but it had a profound effect on modern commercial aviation.
It was the first aerodrome to offer charter flights to destinations like Clacton, Margate and Norwich; it ran the first air mail service to Scotland and Northern Ireland; and it operated the first scheduled flights from 'London' [Harold Wood] to Paris.
Hillman, his airfield, his aeroplanes and his pilots make a fascinating part of aviation history.1
1 From the dust jacket.