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Vintage Spirit April 2019

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COVER STORIES:

  • What A Gem – Australian Marshall restored
  • Exploring the Avon Valley
  • Eastwards To Avalon – the little known Glastonbury Canal in Somerset
  • Glorious Gillingham
  • Recovery Is His Business
  • The Future of Steam Preservation Is In Your Hands

...plus all the latest news and event reports

In this issue

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What A Gem

Jim Gerrard looks at the restoration of a Marshall engine that came home from Australia some years ago, as a kit of parts, with a lot missing.

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Along the Valley

The Avon valley from Bradford on Avon to Bath has lots of interest to the transport history enthusiast. Brian Gooding looks at some of the places.

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Restoring ‘Stumbles’

Jack Ayland of the Robey Trust outlines what they need to do to restore their tandem roller, and asks for readers’ help.

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Mean Machines

Tractor conversions come in many shapes and sizes, and some enthusiasts have chosen to fit powerful engines into their favourite machines, as Bob Weir discovered.

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Eastwards To Avalon

Roger Butler traces what can still be seen of the little known Glastonbury Canal in Somerset.

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Glorious Gillingham

This year’s Gillingham Gathering attracted a record turnout of classic vehicles in the Dorset town. Brian Gooding went along to enjoy the day.

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Unfulfilled Dreams

Peter Brockington reports on a small railway centre in New Zealand, with some sad-looking rolling.

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Fowler Steam Rollers In 1896

Ron Henderson browses through a catalogue from over 120 years ago.

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A Motoring Heritage

The Lakeland Motor Museum continues to go from strength to strength as Bob Weir discovered.

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Buses Galore

With this year’s event being held on Sunday 7th April, James Hamilton looks back at the 2018 show.

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Recovery Is His Business

Running a vehicle recovery business in the depths of a Scottish winter is not for the faint-hearted, as Bob Weir found out.

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A Lucky Survivor

Peter Brockington looks at the devastation caused by floods in 2017 in New Zealand and at a plinthed steam engine that luckily survived unscathed.

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The Future of Steam Preservation Is In Your Hands

With the road steam movement increasingly threatened by more legislation, Allan Lloyd offers some hard-hitting thoughts on what benefits belonging to a national organisation can bring to both the individual and the organisation.

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Wilkie’s Wanderings – Shepton Mallet

Jim Wilkie returns with a look at some of the exhibits that caught his eye at a tractor show and toy fair he visited in January.

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