Celebrating Lancashire’s aircraft heritage

Dick Kerr Works, Strand road, Preston 1918 Approximately 100 flying boats were built at this and other facilities in Lytham.

Dick Kerr Works, Strand road, Preston 1918 Approximately 100 flying boats were built at this and other facilities in Lytham.

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Lancashire has a long history in the aviation industry, but the very first aircraft built in the county were flying boats. Mike Hill investigates

Images of the old Lytham site where the flying boats were built by Dick, Kerr and Co and English Electric. Image taken from Warton Street

Images of the old Lytham site where the flying boats were built by Dick, Kerr and Co and English Electric. Image taken from Warton Street

Remains of a flying boat recovered by BAE Systems at Warton

Remains of a flying boat recovered by BAE Systems at Warton