A special tribute to the UK’s bygone aviation museums and collections.
Britain’s diverse aviation heritage owes much to the pioneer museums and collections that fell by the wayside from the 1930s onwards. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first publication of Wrecks & Relics (approx 52,000 sales since it’s first publication) this limited edition commemorates our bygone glories.
Warbird pioneers such as Richard Nash, Spencer Flack and Charles Church are put into their context and important institutions that helped kick-start the ‘booms’ of the 1960s and 1970s - Cranfield and Loughborough - are explained. Then there are the much-loved museums that are no more, including Colerne, Skyfame, Southend, Strathallan and Torbay. Over 40 such organisations, large and small, are covered with important types that slipped the net and are ‘extinct’ in the UK, including the ATEL Carvair, Miles Marathon and the Westland Whirlwind fighter.
Lavishly illustrated with over 200 period images, including 96 in full colour Lost Aviation Collections of Britain.
Provides a wonderful trip down memory lane for those who witnessed an incredible era and a fantastic reference for those who wished they had!
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