|Detailed history of the Airline from 1952 to 1970|
|All the Aircraft owned by BKS and some photos (Click on the underlined registrations)|
|Copies of the staff magazine|
|Photos of Staff sent in by readers - Do you have more to add?|
|In Flight Magazine, Flight Report, and Load Sheet|
|See a copy of the 1964 route Map|
|Some of the fares charged in 1964|
|An 1965 ticket to Oporto for a Mr. Beaumont|
|Late 1950's Early 60's BKS Brochure about the Elizabethan|
|Almost credit card size timetable before credit cards were heard of.|
|Interesting or amusing stories about the BKS airline|
|Items of advertising that provide an insite to those times|
|BKS features in many Aircraft models but do you wish to create you own model?|
|The name BKS still lives on at Southend with the original Sports club going strong|
|Details past and future reunions|
|Links that take you to interesting sites, linked in some way to BKS|
|Are you looking for something in particular? Use this search facility|
The Staff Magazines links is now working and there is a great collection there. Well worth a visit. My thanks go out to Captain Ralph Brumwell for loaning his private collection of Staff Magazines and Newsletters for scanning and hence making available to all to enjoy.
I welcome all of your comments and suggestions about this site.
I received an email from Mark Brown:-
Found your site after re-reading Arthur Whitlock's "Behind the Cockpit Door" for the umpteenth time (my favourite aviation book by far). His book describes what it was like flying in a regional UK airline in the 1950s, 60s and 70s, and your site gives a lot of fascination information that adds colour and context to his descriptions.
I think Arthur Whitlock said that before 1970 he lost over 100 friends and colleagues to aviation accidents, and after 1970, none. The experiences and sacrifices made during those post-war years helped shape the industry to the safe mode of travel it is now, that we take for granted.
With warm regards,
Thanks Mark - I agree that it a fantastic read but unfortunately it is out of print at this moment.
Now available from Len Stanley "I have had re-produced a quantity of the static attached car disc BKS stickers as below. (Place inside of glass in cars or wherever really). Due to cost of set etc I am selling them at a non profit of £2 each plus 50p postage. Many will be going to the two football teams and others to some ex Southend employees - those that are left.
If anyone wants one just e
mail Len firstname.lastname@example.org. They are roughly 3 and half inches in circumference.
Click here to send me (Biggles) an E-Mail or if you would prefer to leave a message for the whole world to read - then I would love you to use my guest-book below and some of you have done so already and it makes interesting reading and adds to the history of BKS.
Just to let you know that the website has come up against the "Lineone" limit for a free website. I cannot afford to pay for a website, so I am afraid I cannot add additional photos etc. unless the photo is a better replacement for an existing photo.
Be notified of|
|Revision P||20th May 2012||Ash trays updated|
|Revision R||21st June 2012||Capt Murray's Photos added|
|Revision S||5th November 2012||Engineer in Trish Middleton's Photos identified|
|Revision T||29th January 2013||BKS Football Team page updated with new photo and twitter account details|
|Revision U||28th February 2013||Bryan Strong remembers|
|Revision V||23rd November 2013||The Yoke of NBH is still in existance!|
|Revision W||8th January 2014||A work colleague of Rosemary Brand makes contact.|
|Revision X||19th June 2014||Josie Robinson remembers|
|Revision Y||24th August 2015||BKS stickers available|
The Guest book is for ALL - not just BKS ex-employees