WH Smith – Leeds/Bradford International Airport – Celebrating 80 yrs!




In 1931 it was originally known as Yeadon Aerodrome but by 1939 all civil flying ceased with the outbreak of war. During the war years more than 4,500 aircraft were built at the AVRO factory adjacent to the airport. The 23million pound project commenced in 1982.

1996 it’s millionth passenger passed through.

The book signing journey continues today!

A picture of our hotel Britannia as promised! Ideal if you need a short stay for airport as it is only 2 miles away but Bob says beware as the toilet in the room is one you have to reverse into! Food’s good though and it’s clean Britannia Hotel – Leeds/Bradford Airport!

It’s been amazing who walks through the doors at a book signing!

Friends we haven’t seen since we left the job wandered into the building and their mouths dropped open to see us both standinng there!

Here’s Terry & Pat Homer on their way to Cyprus to see their daughter. Terry worked with Bob at Wakefield International Police Training School and they now live in North Yorkshire – their plane was two hours delayed so lots of time to catch up!


Around dinnertime we were the ones to be surprised as our son and daughter in law walked in with our grand daughter Hermione! Lot’s of cuddles for Nana and Grandad!


 WHS Leeds/Bradford International Airport

Bob @ LBIA

 Off to BBC Radio Leeds for 10am tomorrow morning and will be live at 10.05. Then straight up to Waterstones, Albion Street, Leeds!

Night All!





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