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Old 07-22-2002, 02:14 AM   #1
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Airport plan threatens Dickens' legacy

Airport plan threatens Dickens' legacy

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An area of Kent marshland immortalised by Charles Dickens could be threatened by government plans to build new airports, due to be unveiled this week.

A bleak churchyard on the Hoo Peninsula provides the setting to Great Expectations' famous opening chapter where the young Pip encounters the escaped convict Magwitch.

Options for expanding Britain's airports and runways will be outlined in a consultation paper expected to detail potential extra runways at Heathrow and Stansted, and possibly earmarking Cliffe Marshes as a site of a potential new airport.

Members of the Dickens Fellowship - a group set up to protect the great Victorian author's legacy - say they will vehemently oppose any development at Cliffe.
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