Southend has seen many different special events over the years, from the airshow to the classic car rally. But what about the 999 Spectacular, Water Festival or Raft Race... No not heard of them or only just remember a little something about them.
Well let the Southend Timeline take you back in time to each event one at a time...
The programmes shown are all held by the Southend Timeline, we are always trying to fill the gaps in the collection so if you are able to help please get intouch with us, also if you are able to help flesh out the information on any of these events contact us here: [email protected]
One of the early vintage car rallys in Southend.
The Lambretta Rally saw a huge influx of the classic little bikes swarm in to Southend.
Design front was a one off event for artists to promote their creative flair
The Police Sagety Days were a showcase for the police and some other rather strange things...
The Southend Cricket Festival lasted 105 years before being scrapped!
The Competition & Classic Bike Show has since been superseeded by the Southend Shakedown, read about the original event here.
A small car show held in an unusual place where was it held find out here!
The Carnival is Southend's longest runing special event it has seen a few changes over its 100+ years.
South Trek was a convention for Star Trek and Sci Fi fans.
One of the most bizarre events that has been staged in Southend!
An event that was to rival the airshow but on water!
The Bus & Transport Rally was a spotters dream!
The 999 Spactacular was designed to give the emergency service a way to show their skills and for the public to say thanks.
A cavalcade of bizarre floating (and sinking) craft took to the sea's for charity.