Southend Timeline

Bringing Your Memories Back to Life

Southends Lost Events


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:


Vintage Car Meet

One of the early vintage car rallys in Southend.



Lambretta Rally

The Lambretta Rally saw a huge influx of the classic little bikes swarm in to Southend.



Design front

Design front was a one off event for artists to promote their creative flair



   Police Safety Days

The Police Sagety Days were a showcase for the police and some other rather strange things... 



Southend Cricket Festival

The Southend Cricket Festival lasted 105 years before being scrapped!



Competition & Classic Bike Show

The Competition & Classic Bike Show has since been superseeded by the Southend Shakedown, read about the original event here.



Morris Minor Rally

A small car show held in an unusual place where was it held find out here!



Southend Daytime Carnival

The Carnival is Southend's longest runing special event it has seen a few changes over its 100+ years.



South Trek 

      South Trek was a convention for Star Trek and Sci Fi fans.  



The Bed Race.

One of the most bizarre events that has been staged in Southend!



Southend Water Festival

An event that was to rival the airshow but on water!



Bus & Transport Rally

The Bus & Transport Rally was a spotters dream! 



Southend 999 Emergency Services Spactacular

The 999 Spactacular was designed to give the emergency service a way to show their skills and for the public to say thanks.



The Raft Race

A cavalcade of bizarre floating (and sinking) craft took to the sea's for charity.



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