One of the first purpose built aircraft museums in the United Kingdom the Southend Historic Aircraft Museum actually started life at Biggin Hill Airport in Kent, before relocating to Southend at the British Historic Aircraft Museum however the project failed and the historic aircraft collected looked doomed until they were given a second chance.
The history of the museum.
A short look at the musem lay-ouy.
A number of other aircraft were owned or were or offered to the museum, but never mad eit to public display.
The aircraft at the museum.
A look at the auction catalogue
Just like all museums the Southend Historic Aircraft Museum had its own collection of goddies to buy.