Joe Beaton Ltd.

Bernard Hulland

I recently found the attached video on YouTube about the building of Heathrow Airport, released by the Crown Film Unit in 1949 and titled “London Airport”.

Starting at 2:23, there is a short sequence showing hedges being grubbed up by a bulldozer carrying a nameplate reading “Joe Beaton Ltd. Welwyn Garden City, Herts. Tel. Hatfield 2425”.

Anybody remember or have any knowledge about this firm? And why the Hatfield phone number? Did WGC not have it’s own numbers in the late 1940’s?


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